LEAVE GOOD TRACE, KOREA, SECURES 2022 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD RUNNER-UP PRIZE

The UIAA is delighted to announce that the Clean Hikers project by Leave Good Trace, Korea, has been named 2022 UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA) Runner-Up. The Runner-Up is one of three prizes offered as part of the annual award. Save Rinjani, Indonesia, was announced as the Best New Initiative last week, and the Overall Winner will be revealed during the UIAA General Assembly on Saturday 29 October. The UIAA Mountain Protection Award is partnered by...

MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD BEST NEW INITIATIVE RECOGNISES INDONESIA’S SAVE RINJANI PROJECT

The UIAA is delighted to announce that the Save Rinjani project by Federasi Panjat Tebing Indonesia – FPTI (Federation of Indonesian Climbing Activity) has been named 2022 UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA) Best New Initiative. The Best New Initiative is one of three prizes offered as part of the annual award. The Runner-Up will be announced on Friday 14 October and the Overall Winner during the UIAA General Assembly on Saturday 29 October. The UIAA Mountain Protection...

UIAA contributes to policy brief on keeping mountains plastic waste-free

The UIAA, and a number of its partner organisations, have produced a policy brief on keeping mountains plastic waste free. This brief was produced by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, GRID-Arendal, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Mountain Research Initiative, and the UIAA, in the context of the Open-ended Scientific Committee for the International Year of Mountains 2022, based on work undertaken with generous financial support from the Government of Norway, the Government of...

130 YEARS OF ORGANISED MOUNTAINEERING IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

On 24 September, the Mountaineering Association of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (PS FBiH), a member of the UIAA since 1997, marked its 130th anniversary. During a ceremony held in the ceremonial hall of the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this landmark was celebrated by members of the federation, Presidents of federations from the Balkan Mountaineering Union as well as climbers and personalities from cultural and public life. UIAA Peter Muir provided the following tribute...

STATEMENT FROM FRENCH MOUNTAINEERING COMMUNITY

The following article is a slight adaption from a speech given by the mayor of Chamonix,  Éric Fournier, at August's Chamonix Guides Festival. The below is a translation from the original version in French, which is planned to be published in Le Monde. ‘Mountains must remain a space of freedom in the face of the temptation to artificially secure everything' The high temperatures and the drought that are raging this summer throughout France have had a strong...

WOMEN AT ALTITUDE CONFERENCE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

The UIAA Medical Commission hosted its first ever Women Going to Altitude conference on 10-11 September. During the event some pre-eminent experts provided engaging, scientific and inspirational talks on a wealth of topics related to women at altitude. Over 60 people attended the conference including international delegates from the Czech Republic, Nepal, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="81492,81493"] The concept for the conference, held in Pontresina, Switzerland, was created by...

WHAT IS THE UIAA SAFETY LABEL?

The UIAA Safety label or the acronym ‘UIAA’  can be found on climbing and mountaineering gear worldwide. These four letters signify that this piece of climbing equipment has been accredited to meet the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation’s –  global safety standards. The UIAA Safety Commission (SafeCom), responsible for the development of UIAA Safety Standards for over 25 types of climbing gear, has recently produced an animation explaining both the importance of the UIAA...

2022 MPA Nominee – Green Decision Labs and Research

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2022 MPA Nominee – Central Karakoram National Park (Directorate of)

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2022 MPA Nominee – Clean Hikers

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