UIAA contributes to Achieving SDGs through Sport discussion

On 5 October in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, more than 130 representatives of international organisations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), international sports federations (IFs) and civil society discussed strategies and possible forms of collaboration to implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through sport. Recognised for its commitment to mountain sustainability and as key promoters for mountaineering and responsible mountain recreation, the UIAA was invited to take part in a panel discussion dedicated to ‘IOC...

FOAM MATTRESS, TOASTERS AND BOW TIES COLLECTED IN SEASON FINALE EVENTS

The 2017 UIAA Respect the Mountains season, partnered by KEEN, concluded at the end of September with back-to-back events in Tenerife, Spain and in Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed, Wales, two venues to have featured in the 2016 Series. The event in Tenerife was organized as part of the Tenerife Walking Festival project and held over two days; the first evening dedicated to a talks from different speakers focusing on the ‘Zero footprint’ concept. The UIAA Respect the Mountains Series...

UIAA Newsletter, October 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for October 2017 is now available to view. The UIAA looks forward to welcoming member federations, commission delegates, honorary members, partners and other dignitaries to the 2017 UIAA General Assembly in Shiraz, Iran on Saturday 21 October. The GA will provide an opportune moment for the UIAA to report on the progress it has made during the first year of its Strategic Plan 2017-2020. During the GA, the winner of the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection...

Zagreb Speleological Union: Clean Underground

Croatian mountains are located in the center of the karstified Dinaric region. A key geomorphologic feature of the area is the formation of speleological objects: 10.000 caves and pits have been discovered...

Remembering Norman Dyhrenfurth

Norman Gunther Dyhrenfurth, Swiss-American mountaineer and filmmaker, died on Sunday 24 September, aged 99. One of Dyhrenfurth’s most celebrated achievements is his leadership of the first successful United States expedition to Mount Everest in 1963. As figurehead for the campaign, Dyhrenfurth was responsible for its fundraising and devising its considerable and complex logistical planning. The achievement is often credited with inspiring the birth of modern US mountaineering and accelerating the growth of the outdoor industry in North America. Dyhrenfurth...