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...

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...