The bidding for the photo was fast and furious and by the time the dust settled Doug Scott had raised 2000 Swiss Francs for the family of Sona Sherpa who was murdered at the base camp of Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. But that was only the start ...
French mountaineer Claude Eckhardt was elected Honorary Member of the UIAA – International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation for a lifetime of work dedicated to the promotion of mountaineering and protection of mountain regions around the world.
Twelve young climbers aged 15 – 17 along with 13 instructors took part in the expedition organized by the CAI Central Committee for Youth Alpinism to celebrate the 150th founding anniversary of the Italian Alpine Club.
The UIAA - International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation has sent a message of congratulations to the German Alpine Club (DAV) for reaching another milestone in its storied history when the millionth member joined the club.
Editor's note: The UIAA strongly condemned the senseless murder of 10 mountaineers at the base camp of Nanga Parbat on 23 June 2013. Not long after, Lt. Col (Retd) Manzoor Hussain, president of the Pakistan Alpine Club, a member federation of the UIAA wrote a heartfelt letter to president Frits Vrijlandt on 28 June 2013. Reprinted below is the letter and the original press release.