The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the launch of The Mountain Summit, a group of sporting organisations linked to mountain activities who are committed to protecting the mountain environment. The project will be run in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its Mountain Heroes campaign. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is among the listed organisations.
an important cause but the IOC has a poor track record. A colleague, together with a few others, was commissioned to prepare a report on the environmental impact of the Sotchi winter games which was fairly critical of the Russian approach but was ignored by the IOC and quietly lost.