Alpinism

Facts

Discipline of Mountaineering and Climbing
Participants 25
NOCs 6
Competitions held 3 (Venues)
Distinct events 1
IF Union internationale des associations d’alpinisme

Description

Alpinism is governed internationally by the Union internationale des associations d’alpinisme (UIAA), also known as the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation. It was created in August 1932 in Chamonix, France, and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), with 80 members as of 2020, several from more than one nation. Coubertin had plans for medals to be awarded for Alpinism at the Olympic Games in his original Olympic Rules from the 1894 Olympic Congress. It is mentioned in the original program for the first Olympic Games, and eventually medals for Merit for Alpinism were presented at the 1924, 1932, and 1936 Olympic Games.

All-time medal table

Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Germany GER 1 0 0 1
Mixed team MIX 1 0 0 1
Switzerland SUI 1 0 0 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Charles Granville Bruce GBR 1 0 0 1
Franz Schmid GER 1 0 0 1
Toni Schmid GER 1 0 0 1
Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth SUI 1 0 0 1
Hettie Dyhrenfurth SUI 1 0 0 1
Bill Strutt GBR 1 0 0 1
George Mallory GBR 1 0 0 1
Henry Morshead GBR 1 0 0 1
John Noel GBR 1 0 0 1
Tom Longstaff GBR 1 0 0 1
Geoffrey Bruce GBR 1 0 0 1
Howard Somervell GBR 1 0 0 1
Arthur Wakefield GBR 1 0 0 1
Edward Norton GBR 1 0 0 1
Colin Crawford GBR 1 0 0 1
John Morris GBR 1 0 0 1
George Finch AUS 1 0 0 1
Tejbir Bura NEP 1 0 0 1
Narbu Sherpa IND 1 0 0 1
Lhakpa Sherpa IND 1 0 0 1
Pasang Sherpa IND 1 0 0 1
Pembra Sherpa IND 1 0 0 1
Antarge Sherpa IND 1 0 0 1
Temba Sherpa IND 1 0 0 1
Sange Sherpa IND 1 0 0 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Alpinism Open 3