Supporting local communities and the recycling of tourist waste were among the main themes promoted during two recent UIAA Respect the Mountains events in the Italian Alps. Champorcher in the Aosta Valley hosted the first event on Sunday 16 July, fol...
The UIAA incorporated the Respect the Mountains project into its sphere of activities in 2015.
The project forms part of the UIAA’s longstanding commitment to sustainability and mountain protection and is partnered by KEEN. It is governed by the Seven Ways to Respect the Mountains, and the project’s core aim comprises: raising awareness about sustainable environmental practices; spreading the word within the outdoor community; preserving mountain ecosystems and cultures in their natural state for future generations; promote sustainable mountain tourism and activities and educate the next generation of mountain explorers and encourage them to be sustainable followers. The project encourages all mountain stakeholders – organizers, resorts, tourists, outdoor companies and all mountain lovers to come together and volunteer at the events.
UIAA member federations wishing to organise Respect the Mountains event as part of the 2017 Series are invited to contact: email@example.com and download the accompanying document: