You might not be going to Beijing this summer, but you still have the chance to be a part of the Olympics. As part of the Global Youth Summit, we are inviting young mountaineers to ascend Mount Olympus on the 24th August.
According to the last information by the Patrouille des Glaciers that we received (problem with the ranking of mixed teams on the Long Distance Team World Championship), the ISMF, through its Technical Director Mr. André Dugit, publishes the following statement:
The German Alpine Association (DAV) and the Austrian Alpine Association (VAVO) are organising a hut symposium in Salzburg 30th March- 2nd April 2008. The event will be in the German language, and will include a gastronomy fair.
The Board of the Himalayan Environment Trust has decided to institute an award in Sir Edmund Hillary's memory. The annual award will be given to an organisation or an individual for outstanding lifetime contribution to the cause of the Himalayan Environment.
At the Extraordinary Plenary Assembly of the ISMC (UIAA Ski-mountaineering) on February 27th 2008 in Champéry, Switzerland, it was unanimously decided to take the first step in the process to work towards Unit membership of the UIAA for ISMC/ISMF Ski-mountaineering.