Inspiration, Inclusiveness and Openness of this Charter
We are conscious that an ethics charter raises risks, like the one of restricting our practice, of legitimizing an inappropriate power to judge or control, of going through the motions of thinking, of initiating a false debate or of impeding the evolution of climbing. We however think that a charter is also an opportunity to accompany the evolution of climbing, to bring climbers at the centre of the debate, to raise consciousness about ethical risks, to reinforce climbing values or to better share the richness of climbing. This charter has been designed and drafted following a process inclusive of climbers of all ages and levels, and from many different countries. Values such as Inspiration, Inclusiveness and Openness have presided to this process. We would like to encourage anyone to seize this opportunity to express his or her point of view and thus participate to the ethics of climbing.