Setting high standards for mountain protection

Linda McMillan, the new president of the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission, presents her vision of how climbers, mountaineers and trekkers can help study and protect mountain environments. In the following article, McMillan argues that the UIAA can “claim the high ground” on mountain protection: From my work...

Mountaineers protecting mountains

Has your federation worked with land owners to preserve mountain areas? Then you could help mountain communities by sharing your experiences. Linda McMillan from the American Alpine Club is helping to produce a book with “Guidelines for Mountain Communities”, giving advice to mountain communities impacted by...

China prepares environmental action for Tibet

Chinese officials have announced a new "ecological security" plan for Tibet, which has the fastest rate of global warming in the world. Climbers who visit Tibet see the most visible sign of global warming in the region: the shrinking glaciers of Mount Everest. The glaciers have...