Statement from the UIAA -
Union Internationale des Association d’Alpinisme

International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation

30 September 2006
Bern, Switzerland

To all those who died in the shadow of Kanchenjunga, heartfelt thanks for your immeasurable contribution to our mountains and mountain people.

To friends and relatives, those you have lost climbed the height of Everest, many times, in their resolution and determination to conserve our environment and our well being.

To our special friends, Chandra and Mingma, very many thanks for all those days in meetings and on mountain trail, in sunshine and storm.

We will not forget.

Buddha Basnyat
President, Medical Commission, Nepal

Linda McMillan
Access and Conservation Commission, USA

Dave Morris
President, Mountain Protection Commission, Scotland