A Mountain Protection Rendezvous

In mid May, and during the same weekend as the UIAA Management Committee session, the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission held both its annual meeting and organised a joint meeting with the UIAA Access Commission. The meetings were held in Baku, Azerbaijan and hosted by FAIREX. UIAA Mountain Protection...

Access Commission meets in Baku

The UIAA Access Commission held its annual meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan on the weekend of 14-16 May, writes Juan Jesus Ibáñez Martin. The event was kindly hosted by FAIREX of Azerbaijan. The UIAA Access and Mountain Protection Commission held a joint meeting in Baku The Access Commission meeting comprised the...

Celebrating International Mountain Day

The annual International Mountain Day will be held today, Friday 11 December, with the mountain community throughout the world engaged in initiatives to celebrate and raise awareness about mountain life. The theme proposed this year is ‘Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods’ with details provided at...

Douglas Tompkins 1943-2015

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the passing of Douglas Tompkins, a legendary and inspirational figure in the climbing and mountaineering world. Douglas, co-founder of The North Face, was truly passionate about nature and dedicated much of his life to conservation. He was the driving...