Long list for 2014 Piolet d’Or released

The long list of  potential nominees for the 2014 Piolet d'Or has been released. A smaller group of nominees for the prestigious 2014 awards will be chosen from this super long list published on the Piolet d'Or website: CHINE Kyzyl Asker (5,842m) A free ascent of the southeast pillar by...

Nepal government reduces fees to climb Mount Everest

The Nepal government has announced reduced fees to climb Mount Everest to attract mountaineers to the world's highest peak, even as concerns grow about the environmental effects of climbers who already crowd the mountain during the high season. An Associated Press article noted quoted Madhusudan Burlakoti,...

BMC Patron and former UIAA President Ian McNaught-Davis dies

The UIAA is saddened to hear of the death of former UIAA president Ian McNaught-Davis through the British Mountaineering Council where he was Patron and former president. Funeral arrangements For those friends who can make it to the funeral, these are the details. Please contact Loreto McNaught-Davis to let...

Mountain Club of South Africa hosts Frits Vrijlandt

Frits Vrijlandt became the first president since UIAA president Ian McNaught-Davis to visit the South Africa when he attended the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange in October at the invitation of the South African government. The KwaZulu-Natal Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA),...

Claude Eckhardt elected Honorary Member of the UIAA

French mountaineer Claude Eckhardt was elected Honorary Member of the UIAA – International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation for a lifetime of work dedicated to the promotion of mountaineering and protection of mountain regions around the world. In his acceptance speech at the General Assembly in Pontresina,...

Claude ECKHARDT

2016 is proving to be another busy year for the UIAA Youth Commission and its series of Global Youth Summit (GYS) events ...

FEDME study connects marked paths and sustainable rural development

[embed]https://youtu.be/IvQks0UJqps[/embed]   The Spanish Federation of Mountain and Climbing Sports (FEDME) has released a study which looks at how hiking trails can be developed in an economical, socially and environmentally sustainable manner. "This research is pioneering in Europe,” said Juan J. Ibáñez Martin, the new head of the...