The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) was founded in 1932 and has a global presence on six continents representing 89 member associations and federations in 66 countries.
The UIAA promotes the growth and protection of mountaineering and climbing worldwide by:
preserving their spirit and traditions
advancing safe and ethical mountain practices
promoting responsible access, culture and environmental protection
supporting youth participation and the Olympic movement
The Swiss Alpine Club (SAC)’s Alpine Learning Project Weeks won the 2019 UIAA Mountain Protection Award