The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has published its 2021 Annual Report. Anybody interested in receiving a printed...
The protection of the mountain environment has always been a chief concern for the UIAA. Today that commitment is as strong as ever. From its very earliest years, UIAA members were active in opposing schemes like the construction of cable cars and railroads in the Alps. Later the focus turned to issues like the problem of visitors leaving behind waste in the mountains, pollution from tourist flights and the use of helicopters to access remote areas.
The UIAA believes all those who have a stake in the well-being of the mountain environment should collectively work to raise awareness about the fragile nature of the mountain ecosystems, as well as to encourage responsible and sustainable behaviour and practices.
The UIAA’s activities focus on:
The UIAA’s work in this field is supported by the Mountain Protection and Access commissions and through core projects like the annual Mountain Protection Award and Respect the Mountains series as well as international advocacy on behalf of its members, presence at major international summits and conferences, and activity around the annual 11 December International Mountain Day.
Skopje, North Macedonia, became the centre of European climbing and mountaineering when hosting the UIAA Spring meetings from 29 April – 3 May. The ...
The UIAA continues to investigate ways that it can make its competition events more sustainable. Ahead of the 2021-22 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour and...
Dr Carolina ADLER (President)
New Zealand (NZAC)
Michael MAUNSELL (Vice President)
The Netherlands (NKBV)
United Kingdom (BMC)
Maretha ALANT, South Africa (MCSA)
Raluca ANA, Romania (CAR)
Ahmed AUPAR, Bangladesh (BMF)
Jan Ivar BOE, Norway (NTK)
Valeska BUCHEMI OLIVEIRA, Brazil (CBME)
Toba DYSION, Indonesia (FPTI)
Irena MRAK, Slovenia (PZS)
Zuleyma Berenice RINCON SAUCEDA, Mexico (FMDMYE)
Mary SANSEVERINO, United States (AAC)