Ethics and visions in mountain sports

Thoughts on climbing

What’s so special at climbing and what makes this sport so attractive? About risk, fear and the individual climbing style.

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Tyrolean declaration from 2002 (German language)

The Tyrolean Declaration on Best Practice in Mountain Sports, adopted by the Kongress Future of Mountain Sports, Innsbruck.

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UIAA Ethical Code for Expeditions from 1987

The Ethical Code – Principles and Practice for Expeditions, adopted by the UIAA Advisory Committee & General Assembly in Marrakesh.

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Kathmandu Declaration from 1982

The Kathmandu Declaration on Mountain Activities, adopted by the UIAA Advisory Committee.

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The six climbing rules by Paul Preuß from 1912 (German language)

Paul Preuß brought his high ethical claims to paper and wrote six climbing principles that reveal a very modern concept.

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The Chouinard Catalog from 1972

The legendary Chouinard catalog from 1972 with the brilliant article “The Whole Natural Art of Protection” by Doug Robinson about visionary climbing, the awareness of nature and the beauty of rock.
Certainly indicative by that time – today still amazingly contemporary!

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bergundsteigen in conversation with Reinhold Messner (German language)

Very interesting interview from the bergundsteigen-issue 2/2013 about the current debates on route renovations, bolted Plaisier climbing and alpine tourism.

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