Indoor Climbing Walls

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" padding_top="40" padding_bottom="120" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no" el_class=".safety"][vc_column][no_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][no_elements_holder_item item_padding="0px 0px 0px 10px" aligment="left" advanced_animations="no"][vc_column_text] Indoor Climbing Walls [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="20" down=""] Paper examines liabilities for indoor climbing wall operators The growing interest in climbing indoors has prompted the UIAA Legal Experts Working Group (LEWG) to publish a paper highlighting liability issues faced by operators of indoor walls in North America and the Europe. A number of lawsuits and their outcomes which have...

Argeos Charter

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" padding_top="40" padding_bottom="120" box_shadow_on_row="no" el_class=".safety"][vc_column][no_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][no_elements_holder_item item_padding="0px 0px 0px 10px" aligment="left" advanced_animations="no"][vc_column_text] Argeos Charter [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="20" down=""] Argeos – the ancient Latin name for Mount Ercyes in Kayseri, Turkey where the charter was finalised in June, 2005. Being aware of the importance and grandeur of mountain landscapes the Access and Conservation Commission, at the instigation of Stefano Tirinzoni of the CAI, has produced the following simple guidelines...

Preservation of Natural Rock for Adventure Climbing

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" padding_top="40" padding_bottom="120" box_shadow_on_row="no" el_class=".safety"][vc_column][no_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][no_elements_holder_item item_padding="0px 0px 0px 10px" aligment="left" advanced_animations="no"][vc_column_text] Preservation of Natural Rock for Adventure Climbing [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="20" down=""] Debate between bolting and trad-climbing addressed in paper The debate over whether to bolt or not to bolt on mountains has been renewed with a new working paper on a controversial issue that often pits sport climbers versus adventure (trad) climbers. "Through this paper the UIAA has...

Mountain Ethic Declaration

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" padding_top="40" padding_bottom="120" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no" el_class=".safety"][vc_column][no_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][no_elements_holder_item item_padding="0px 0px 0px 10px" aligment="left" advanced_animations="no"][vc_column_text] Mountain Ethic Declaration [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="20" down=""] As amended and approved in Porto 10.10.2009 Stretch your limits, lift your spirits and aim for the top [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="10" down=""] 1. Individual Responsibility Mountaineers and climbers practice their sport in situations where there is a risk of accidents and where outside help may not be available....

UIAA Environmental Objectives and Guidelines

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" padding_top="40" padding_bottom="120" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no" el_class=".safety"][vc_column][no_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][no_elements_holder_item item_padding="0px 0px 0px 10px" aligment="left" advanced_animations="no"][vc_column_text] UIAA Environmental Objectives and Guidelines [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="20" down=""] Adopted at the UIAA General Assembly / 4 October 1997 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenija [no_icons icon_pack="font_elegant" fe_icon="icon_document_alt" fa_size="fa-lg" custom_size="20" type="normal" position="left" icon_color="#00aae6" margin="0px 10px 0px 0px"] Download the full version in English, French, German and Spanish. 1. This policy statement provides an outline of the main environmental issues that...

Ethical Code for Expeditions

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" padding_top="40" padding_bottom="120" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no" el_class=".safety"][vc_column][no_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][no_elements_holder_item item_padding="0px 0px 0px 10px" aligment="left" advanced_animations="no"][vc_column_text] Ethical Code for Expeditions [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="20" down=""] On 15 October 1982 the International Union of Alpinist Associations (UIAA) adopted various principles contained in the "Kathmandu Declaration" regarding mountain activities. Considering that this Declaration concerns the protection of the mountains as well as the population of the Host Countries and their environment, it seems necessary, taking into...

UIAA Summit Charter

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" padding_top="40" padding_bottom="120" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no" el_class=".safety"][vc_column][no_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][no_elements_holder_item item_padding="0px 0px 0px 10px" aligment="left" advanced_animations="no"][vc_column_text] The UIAA Summit Charter 2002 Proposals for collaboration with governments and international bodies to recognise and promote the contribution of mountaineering, climbing and trekking to sustainable mountain objectives. Launched in St Johann im Pongau - Austria in October 2001 at the General Assembly of the UIAA for the International Year of Mountains 2002  International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation Union Internationale des Associations d'alpinisme The...

Kathmandu Declaration

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" padding_top="40" padding_bottom="120" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no" el_class=".safety"][vc_column][no_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][no_elements_holder_item item_padding="0px 0px 0px 10px" aligment="left" advanced_animations="no"][vc_column_text] The Kathmandu Declaration on Mountain Activities [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="20" down=""] Articles of the Declaration 1. There is an urgent need for effective protection of the mountain environment and landscape. 2. The flora, fauna and natural resources of all kinds need immediate attention, care and concern. 3. Actions designed to reduce the negative impact of man's activities on mountains should...

Tyrol Declaration

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" padding_top="40" padding_bottom="120" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no" el_class=".safety"][vc_column][no_elements_holder number_of_columns="one_column"][no_elements_holder_item item_padding="0px 0px 0px 10px" aligment="left" advanced_animations="no"][vc_column_text] Tyrol Declaration [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="20" down=""] Stretch your limits, lift your spirits and aim for the top Adopted by the Future of Mountain Sports Conference, Innsbruck, September 6 – 8, 2002 All over the world, millions of people practice mountaineering, hiking, trekking and rock climbing. In many countries mountain sports have become a significant factor of everyday life. Hardly...

Participation of Observer Organizations at COP22

Please note, the United Nations has published an information note related to admitted IGOs (intergovernmental organizations) and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 22/CMP 12) to be held from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. The notice reads: I refer to the information note dated 25 May 2016 to all intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) admitted as observers by the Conference of the Parties regarding the opening of the Online...