Happy International Mountain Day!

The United Nations marks 11 December as International Mountain Day every year which is an important and significant day for us at the UIAA - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation - home of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award. Covering around 27 percent of the earth’s land surface, mountains play...

UAAA celebrates 20th anniversary in Hiroshima, Japan

The Union of Asian Alpine Associations (UAAA) is 20-years-old and the special birthday was celebrated in grand style at the group’s annual General Assembly held in Hiroshima Japan. In a message celebrating the 20th anniversary of the body, In-Jeong Lee, president of the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF) and...

2014 UIAA General Assembly News

News Release UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDES WITH STATEMENT ABOUT PERMANENT STRUCTURES ON MOUNT EVEREST Tamotsu (Tom) Nakamura made Honorary Member and Steve House receives UIAA Award 18 October 2014, FLAGSTAFF, Arizona:  Member federations of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation voted today at their annual General...

Tajik horse tour operator in the Pamirs wins UIAA Mountain Protection Award

NEWS RELEASE 20 October 2014, BERN, Switzerland:  The 2014 UIAA Mountain Protection Award has been awarded to Pamir Horse Adventure, a Tajikstan-based community tour operator, for its conservation and tourism development initiatives in the Pamir Mountains. The award was given today at the Kiku. International Mountain Summit by Dr. Carolina Adler, a...

Book tribute for Stefano Tirinzoni to be held in Sondrio, Italy

The Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and Bombardieri Foundation are jointly holding a book launch on 3 October 2014 dedicated to climber and environmentalist Stefano Tirinzoni, a founding member of the UIAA Access and Conservation Commission. The event for the book Stefano Tirinzoni: une vita per la montagne e per...