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.

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Mountaineering Commission Membership

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee (October 2022)

MEMBERS

Peter FARKAS, Hungary (MHSSz), President

Pavlos GEORGIADES, Cyprus (CMCF), Vice President

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)

Jordi MAGRINA GUELL, Spain (FEEC)

Katarina MANOVSKI, Serbia (PSS)

Arianit NIKCI, Kosovo (KAMF)

Laza POPARA, Serbia (PSS)

Gergo SANTHA, Hungary (MHSSz)

Victor SAUNDERS, United Kingdom (BMC)

Martin SOLAR, Slovenia (PZS)

Omer SHAVIT, Israel (ILCA)

Alexsandar STOJANOVSKI, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Harald SWEN, The Netherlands (NKBV)

Jiri VOGEL, Czech Republic (CMF)

Lal Bahadur WAIBA, Nepal (NMA)

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)

Federico LUCERO, Argentina (FASA)

Gustavo MEJIA MORA, Mexico (FMDMyE)

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 (October 2022)

MEMBERS

Milosz JODLOWSKI, Poland (PZA), Chair

Hank HWANG, Chinese Taipei (CTMA)

Sudhir KRISHNANKUTTY, India (IMF)

Goran NIKOLOSKI, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Mehdi SOHEIL FARID, Iran (IMSCF)

Ang Dawa SHERPA, Nepal (NMA)

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)

Aleksandar SANEV, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Richard Grant SHERRY, South Africa (MCSA)

EXPEDITIONS 
FULL MEMBERS 

Ulrike KIEFER, South Africa (MCSA)

Dinesh TAMANG, Nepal (NMA)

CORRESPONDING MEMBERS 

Ilina ARSOVA, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Alfredo PEREA, Mexico (FMDMyE)

Legal Affairs Commission

As of October 2022, the Legal Affairs is a dedicated Commission. A dedicated page will be created in due course.

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)

Anna GILLOOLY, New Zealand (NZAC)

Mohan LAMSAL, Nepal (NMA)

Juliana STOJANOVSKA, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Corresponding Members

Edward EVERETT VAILL, USA (AAC)

Jim MOSS, United States (AAC)

Training

As confirmed by the UIAA Management Committee (October 2022)

As of October 2022, the Training is a dedicated Commission. A dedicated page will be created in due course.

MEMBERS

Steve LONG, United Kingdom (BMC), President

Andreas ANDREOU, Cyprus (CMCF)

Jan BLAZEJ, Slovakia (JAMES)

Pedro CUIÇA, Portugal (FCMP)

Ron FUNDERBURKE, United States (AAC)

Pavlos GEORGIADES, Cyprus (CMCF)

Tul Singh GURUNG, Nepal (NMA)

Stojan HADJIJEVTIMOV, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Patrick LAMARQUE, France (FFCAM)

Jordi MAGRINA GUELL, Spain (FEEC)

Goran NIKOLOSKI, North Macedonia (FPSM)

Matjas SERKEZI, Slovenia (PZS) 

Omer SHAVIT, Israel (ILCC)

Jiri VOGEL, Czech Republic (HPS)

Corresponding Members

Francis CHARLESWORTH, Independent

Laura SAMSO, Independent

Gergo SANTHA, Hungary (MHSSz)

Kaivalya VARMA, Independent

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