Respect the Mountains


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.

mountainprotection@theuiaa.org

2016 Events Calendar

The following events have already been provisionally planned for 2016. 

16, 18 June, Spain

Tenerife

Programme Details

Event Report 

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26 June, Wales

Llanberis, Gogledd Cymru (North Wales)

Programme Details

Event Report 

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Event Video

3 July, Italy

Civitella Alfedena, National Park - Abruzzo-Lazio-Molise

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Report

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10 July, Germany

Freiburg, Schwarzwald

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Report

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Event Video


20 July, Austria

Tirol, Mayrhofen-Hippach

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Report

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11 August, France

Samoëns

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Report

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19-20 August, Russia

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Report

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26 August, France

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Report

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Upcoming Event

17-18 September, Romania
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Get Involved

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 mountainprotection@uiaa.org

Project Partner