Exemplary eco-efficiency shown again on Mt. Everest

The UIAA Mountain Protection Commission has praised the efforts of the members of the Eco Everest Expedition 2009 for highlighting environmentally friendly practices in mountaineering. For the second year in a row, the expedition - lead by Dawa Steven Sherpa - displayed eco-sensitive, cost-effective ways of climbing...

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...