SEVEN WAYS EMBRACED AT YOUTH EVENTS IN CHINA

Educating mountain users about the UIAA’s Seven Ways to Respect the Mountains, a fundamental component of the federation’s Respect the Mountains events, was recently integrated as part of the programme at the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA)’s National Youth Outdoor Summer Camps. The eight camps attracted more than 3,000 children from 32 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions as well as foreign nationals, coaches and team leaders. It also received news coverage through state broadcaster CCTV, Xinhua News...

MUJER MONTAÑA, mountains for life. Cordillera Blanca, our ecological footprint

Mujer Montaña is a non-profit, inclusive and unifying project. It aims to promote and facilitate good practices in a responsible and sustainable way in trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering and adventure sports for women at different ages, beginners and professionals, focusing especially on environmental education, the appreciation of our natural resources and highlighting the effects of climate change in Latin America...

UIAA Newsletter, September 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for September 2017 is now available to view. Recognised for its commitment to diverse aspects of rock climbing, its promotion of sustainable practices and support of local economic development, the International Climbers' Festival was a fitting recipient of the annual UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award. The provisional calendar for the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season has been announced with five World Cup events programmed and several innovations and new competition formats confirmed. 2017 marks...

5,000 KILOMETRES COVERED IN UIAA FLAGSHIP SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT

'Be a respectful mountain visitor' and 'spread the word' were the two themes promoted during the sixth and seventh UIAA Respect the Mountains (RtM) events of the 2017 season. Following the project’s first venture outside of Europe with a trip to Canada in June, events in the Italian and French mountains were held towards the end of the European summer season. The 2017 Series, dually conceived to comprise mountain clean-up days and educational programmes designed to encourage mountain...

Programme announced for Asia’s Piolets d’Or

Seoul, Korea will host the 12th edition of the Asian continent's Piolets d’Or on Friday 3 November. Three main awards will be bestowed during the ceremony: the Piolets d’Or Asia, the Lifetime Achievement Asia and the Golden Climbing Shoe. The first two categories will be fiercely contested after a year of notable climbing achievements – the most recent Japanese climbers Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima's successful summit of the northeast face of Shispare. The lifetime achievement...

Paraloup: La montagna che rinasce (the reborn mountain)

Paraloup is a wonderful village located at 1360m in the Alps near Cuneo, Italy. In 1943-44 it was involved in the resistance fight against nazifascism: famous historical people like Nuto Revelli himself, Duccio Galimberti and Giorgio Bocca fought in the “Italia libera” band that was based there. ...