The UIAA will host its third Mountain Network Series event of 2021.
The topic will be ‘Mountain Women’ and the webinar is built around content from Herstory, a series of short films about the lives of different female climbers.
The panel discussions covering the following topics:
The making of Herstory - inspiration behind the films, choosing the profiled climbers, breaking stereotypes
Women Mountain Guides – Focus on women climbing, mountaineering training, and becoming mountain guides
Women’s Health in the Mountains - what needs to be considered? what does research say? Details on upcoming UIAA Medical Commission releases
Global Sports Mentoring program – what is it? how can one find more info?
The panellists are still to be confirmed but the following experts are potential contributors:
Marija Andjelkovic, Serbia, UIAA Anti-Doping Commission President and co-author of upcoming revised UIAA recommendation on women's health in the mountains.
Ilina Arsova, North Macedonia, mountaineer, environmental activist and artist, creator of Herstory and feature of one of the movies.
Juliana Garcia, Ecuador, First female IFMGA guide in Latin America, and Board Member of IFMGA.
Lenka Horakova, Czech Republic, Doctor, UIAA MedCom member and co-author of upcoming revised UIAA recommendation on women's health in the mountains.
Dr Sarah Hyllier, USA, Director of the Center of Sport, Peace and Society, University of Tennessee and initiator of the U.S. Department of State & espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program.
Uta Ibrahimi, Kosovo, first person from Kosovo to Climb Mount Everest, only woman from the Balkans to climb 6x8000, aiming to complete 14 x 8000m peaks - featured in Herstory movie.
Samar Khan, Pakistan, Seven Summits aspirant
Tashi and Nungshi Malik, India, first twins to complete Seven Summits, now aiming to complete the Explorers Grand Slam.
Argyro Paphatanasiou, Greece, First Greek woman to climb 8a-8b+, featured in Herstory movie.