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The Mountaineering Commission deals with training standards, ethics and regulations of mountaineering. It operates through its three working groups, the Training Standards Panel and The Legal Experts Working Group (LEWG) and the Traditional Values Working Group (TVWG).
The UIAA published two documents on this issue: "To bolt or not to be" and the UIAA Policy on the Preservation of Natural rock for Adventure Climbing.
Translation in Turkish (from Tarkoz, www.takoz.org ):
Article link: http://www.takoz.org/page.aspx?id=21&makid=40
Information about Model Training Standards for Voluntary Leaders and Instructors and other mountaineering training activities can be found at our Training Standards page. Federations that want to apply for the Training Label should read the requirements for meeting the standards, fill out the application form and/or contact the Training Standards Panel.
Ethics and Law
The UIAA is actively involved in the process of writing UIAA documents on climbing and mountaineering ethics and led the work for UIAA Summit charter for the International Year of Mountains 2002. We also monitor and discuss ethical issues including the use of fixed equipment for climbing, particularly at vulnerable areas, such as archaeological sites.
Two documents regarding this issue are available: "To bolt or not to be" (2000) and UIAA Policy on the Preservation of Natural rock for Adventure Climbing. National Mountaineering Federations policies can be found in the Resources area.
About the commission
The Mountaineering Commission deals with training standards, ethics and regulations of mountaineering. The group is actively involved in writing UIAA documents on climbing and mountaineering ethics and led the work for UIAA Summit charter for the International Year of Mountains 2002. It monitors and discusses ethical issues including the use of fixed equipment for climbing, particularly in environmentally and culturally sensitive areas.
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To bolt or not to be - 2000 paper
2009 Commission Report
2008 Commission Report
2007 Commission Report
The UIAA Summit charter 2002
The UIAA Summit Charter 2002
Mountain Ethics Declaration
Mountaineering Com members Oct 2012