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

Alpine Journal editor goes on Swiss odyssey

Editor of the American Alpine Journal, John Harlin III, is attempting to become only the second person to encircle Switzerland, following its largely mountainous border. “According to simple map-distances, I’ll cover roughly 800 kilometres by bicycle and kayak and 1,000++ kilometres on foot—including lots of technical...

UIAA responds to Everest age restrictions

The UIAA welcomes China’s decision to ban people under 18 years of age from climbing Mount Everest. According to press reports and climbing and trekking agencies in Nepal, the decision was taken on June 10 by the Lhasa-based Chinese Tibet Mountaineering Association (CTMA) - a branch...

Members’ value highlighted at executive meeting

Increasing value for members by providing information on expeditions and mountain huts were two of the issues discussed at the UIAA’s executive meeting, held on May 8 in Kalymnos, Greece. In his address to the UIAA Management Committee, President Mike Mortimer said he would like to...

Nakamura reveals Sichuan’s unclimbed peaks

Renowned Japanese climber and explorer, Tamotsu "Tom" Nakamura, has returned from a recent expedition to Sichuan, China. His report, below, details the many unclimbed peaks in the region. Many of the peaks he refers to can be viewed in this gallery of his photographs. Nakamura report: Unclimbed Summits in Sichuan...

Slovenia celebrates milestones

The Alpine Association of Slovenia is celebrating a couple of important milestones in 2010, and is putting the final touches on the country's first mountain museum. The following report on these key anniversaries and events was provided by the association president, Ekar Franc. Aljazev Stolp - Triglav Tower 115 years...

New partnership between UIAA and AISTS

The world’s largest climbing and mountaineering organisation and a leading sport academic centre are joining forces to collaborate on education programmes, research and personnel training. On Wednesday, July 15, the UIAA signed a cooperation agreement with the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS), a centre...