Challenges of Mountaineering in the 21st Century. Regulatory responses

José María Nasarre Sarmiento

*Corresponding author: José María Nasarre Sarmiento

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Nasarre Sarmiento, J. M. (2016). Challenges of Mountaineering in the 21st Century. Regulatory responses. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 124, 100-107.



The International Mountaineering Congress CIMA2015 was held at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) on 26-28 March 2015. Its findings were summarized in a document entitled “Challenges of Mountaineering in the 21st century”, primarily aimed at mountaineering organizations. In Spain, the Spanish Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing, formed by the different regional federations, brings together different sports. However, mountaineering organizations, regulated and managed by the sports administration, will have to build communication bridges with tourism, environmental, interior, education and other administrations to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In addition, a diverse range of companies and organizations are on the same playing field: the natural environment. To tackle these “challenges”, sports federations and clubs are using the legislation that exists at the moment. In this article we examine the current legislative panorama and discuss the strengths, weaknesses and connections that will make it possible to meet the “challenges of mountaineering in the 21st century”.

Keywords: International Congress, Mountain, Mountain Sports, Mountaineering, Sports Federation.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: February 28, 2016

Accepted: April 27, 2016

Published: April 1, 2016