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...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WATER DISINFECTION IN THE MOUNTAINS

Travellers’ diarrhoea is arguably the most common and important health problem affecting travellers. The syndrome occurs in 20-70% of travellers to less developed regions, resulting in significant impairment of the victim’s activities, with nearly 40% forced to change their itinerary. Although contaminated food may be a more important risk factor for traveller’s diarrhoea than water, the availability of safe water and knowledge of how to obtain it is a must for mountaineers worldwide. Access to...

LIECHTENSTEIN TO HOST YOUTH ICE CLIMBING SHOWCASE

Malbun, Liechtenstein has been selected to host the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships from 6-7 January, 2018. The World Youth Championships are a fundamental aspect of the UIAA’s commitment to the future of ice climbing and present a perfect opportunity for young ice climbers, aged from 14-22, to develop their skills and experience in a competition environment. The event will take place shortly before the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, partnered by The North...

LIMO – Less In, More Out

Every time we or any of our Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan (FAIREX) members participate in mountain climbing, trekking or camping in natural preserved areas we state the aim to return back with more garbage than produced by our activity....

Challenges facing Kilimanjaro

In early August, the UIAA published an article promoting a paper produced by its Medical Commission offering climbers pertinent advice related to avoiding the perils of climbing Africa’s highest, and most famous, mountain. The following article, produced by a member of the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) and a qualified guide, adds further context to some of the considerations related to high-altitude sickness presented in the UIAA article and paints an overall picture of the...