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...

UIAA PARTNERS
10YFP SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PROGRAMME

The UIAA is delighted to announce its partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)’s 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP). In marking the UN declared International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the UIAA joins a list of international partners which includes national, regional and local authorities, academic institutions, for profit and non-profit industry associations. “We look forward to active participation in the 10YFP STP in our role as key promoters for mountaineering and responsible...