The UIAA incorporated the long running and successful Respect the Mountains project into its sphere of activities during the autumn of 2015.
The project, part of the UIAA’s longstanding commitment to sustainability and mountain preservation, is supported by KEEN.
Its goals are to:
- Raise awareness for sustainable environmental practices and spread the word within the outdoor community
- Preserve mountain ecosystems and cultures in their natural state for future generations
- Promote sustainable mountain tourism and activities
- Educate the next generation of mountain explorers and encourage them to be sustainable followers.
For details on the project's seven ways to respect the mountains click here.
The UIAA Respect the Mountains Series
The UIAA Respect the Mountains Series, supported by KEEN, comprises a number of events aimed at encouraging the protection and preservation of a sustainable mountain environment for future generations. These events encourage local sport enthusiasts, mountain visitors, tourists and outdoor sport companies to actively participate. Each event is wrapped in a fun one-day experience consisting of a morning clean-up action, followed by lunch and outdoor sport activities in the afternoon.
If you are a local or national UIAA member federation, an outdoor sports company, an association or a private group, who would like to organize an UIAA Respect the Mountains event in your favourite mountain area, please feel free to contact us.
2016 Events Calendar
The following events have already been provisionally planned for 2016.
26 June, Wales
Llanberis, Gogledd Cymru (North Wales)
Civitella Alfedena, National Park - Abruzzo-Lazio-Molise
10 July, Germany
20 July, Austria
11 August, France
19-20 August, Russia
26 August, France
17-18 September, Romania
With your support we can improve mountain awareness, creating a more sustainable world, preserving the mountains so they can be appreciated by future generations.
For your company, body or organization to become a partner – or get involved please contact the UIAA at email@example.com
Respect the Mountains News
Several mountain areas across Europe are a little greener, more vibrant and significantly less polluted following a successful UIAA Respect the Mountains Series, held throughout the summer of 2016 across nine events in eight European countries.
The penultimate event of the 2016 UIAA Respect the Mountains Series was held in Tignes, France on Friday 26 August.
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