Mountaineering

The UIAA is everything mountaineering. Its work in this field is led by the Mountaineering Commission. It promotes best practices by identifying and addressing access, ethical, technical, training and legal issues of international importance.

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About the Mountaineering Commission

The UIAA Mountaineering Commission principally deals with training standards, access, ethics and regulations of mountaineering.

It operates through its working groups, including the Access, Legal Experts and Training Panel.

It has developed the Mountain Qualification Labels for UIAA member associations to encourage good practice in the training of voluntary mountaineering leaders and instructors.

The Commission, through its ethics and law activities, is also involved in the process of writing UIAA documents on climbing and mountaineering ethics as well as monitoring and putting out discussion papers on issues such as the use of fixed equipment for climbing, particularly in vulnerable and environmentally sensitive areas.

NEXT COMMISSION MEETING: TBC

Mountaineering Commission Membership

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee (May 2022)

MEMBERS

Peter FARKAS, Hungary (MHSSz), President

Pavlos GEORGIADES, Cyprus (CMCF), Vice President

Andreas ANDREOU, Cyprus (CMCF)

Chiaki AOYAMA, Japan (JMA)

Marcel BLANES, Spain (CEC)

Miguel BOLDÚ DELGADO, Spain (FEDME)

Pedro CUIÇA, Portugal (FCMP)

Reena DHARMSHAKTU, India (IMF)

Xabier EZEIZABARRENA, Spain (EMF)

Ron FUNDERBURKE, USA (AAC)

Kul Bahdur GURUNG, Nepal (NMA)

Tul Singh GURUNG, Nepal (NMA)

Ulrike KIEFER, South Africa (MCSA)

Jinsuk KIM, Korea (KAF)

Aleksandar KIRKOVSKI, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Steve LONG, UK (BMC)

Jordi MAGRINA GUELL, Spain (FEEC)

Katarina MANOVSKI, Serbia (PSS)

Arianit NIKCI, Kosovo (KAMF)

Laza POPARA, Serbia (PSS)

Gargo SANTHA, Hungary (MHSSz)

Matjas SERKEZI, Slovenia (PZS) 

Omer SHAVIT, Israel (ILCA)

Jiri VOGEL, Czech Republic (CMF)

Frederick YU & Shirman SO, CHKMCU (Hong Kong)

Oh YOUNG HOON, Korea (KAF)

Corresponding Members

Auper AHMED, Bangladesh (BMF)

Ilina ARSOVA, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Francis CHARLESWORTH, New Zealand (NZAC)

Klara DVORAKOVA, Czech Republic (CMLA)

Mahmood HASHEMI, Iran (IMSCF)

Hamed HAVALEHDAR NEJAD, Iran (IMSCF)

Patrick LAMARQUE, France (FFCAM)

Federico LUCERO, Argentina (FASA)

Gustavo MEJIA MORA, Mexico (FMDMyE)

Seyed Mahmoud MIRNOURI LANGEROUDI, Iran (IMSCF)

Jan Erik PAULSEN, Norway (NTK)

Alfredo PEREA, Mexico (FMDMYE)

Hector PONCE DE LEON GOMEZ, Mexico (FMDMYE)

Thomas SPOTTL, Austria (ISA)

Access Working Group

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee (May 2022)

MEMBERS

Milosz JODLOWSKI, Poland (PZA), Chair

Raluca ANA, Romania (CAR)

Hank HWANG, Chinese Taipei (CTMA)

Sudhir KRISHNANKUTTY, India (IMF)

Goran NIKOLOSKI, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Mehdi SOHEIL FARID, Iran (IMSCF)

CORRESPONDING MEMBERS 

Hussein BAGIROV, Azerbaijan (WCU)

Jack BERGIN, Ireland (MI)

Nelson BRUGGER, Brazil (CBME)

Alexandru COMAN, Romania (CAR)

Esteban DEGREGORI, Argentina (FASA)

Hamidreza IZADI, Iran (IMSCF)

Hitoshi ONODERA, Japan (JMSCA)

Joao Paulo QUEIROS, Portugal (FCMP)

Zuleyma Berenice RINCON SAUCEDA, Mexico (FMDMyE)

Richard Grant SHERRY, South Africa (MCSA)

EXPEDITIONS 
FULL MEMBERS 

Mahmood HASHEMI, Iran (IMSCF)

Ulrike KIEFER, South Africa (MCSA)

CORRESPONDING MEMBERS 

Ilina ARSOVA, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Alfredo PEREA, Mexico (FMDMyE)

Legal Experts Working Group

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee (May 2022)

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MEMBERS

Klara DVORAKOVA-HAVLIKOVA (Chair), Czech Republic (CMLA)

Mohammadali ABDOLLAHI, Iran (IMSCF)

Paul CARSTENSEN, South Africa (MCSA)

Bénédicte CAZANAVE, France (FFCAM)

Xabier EZEIZABARRENA, Spain (EMF)

Damjan OMERZU, Slovenia (PZS)

Edward EVERETT VAILL, USA (AAC)

Getulio RAINER VOGETTA, Brazil (CBME)

Juliana STOJANOVSKA, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Corresponding Members

Anna GILLOOLY, New Zealand (NZAC)

Pablo HEUSER, Chile (FEACH)

Juan Igancio INZA, Argentina (FASA)

Dr Dominik KOCHOLL

Gerald LANNING, New Zealand (NZAC)

Matt MAKGILL, New Zealand (NZAC)

Jim MOSS, United States (AAC)

Training

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee (May 2022)

MEMBERS

Steve LONG, United Kingdom (BMC), President

Andreas ANDREOU, Cyprus (CMCF)

Pedro CUIÇA, Portugal (FCMP)

Ron FUNDERBURKE, United States (AAC)

Jordi MAGRINA GUELL, Spain (FEEC)

Matjas SERKEZI, Slovenia (PZS) 

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