The competitive ice climbing season begins this year with the opening of athlete registration for the first UIAA Open North American Championships in Bozeman, Montana (U.S.A) starting on Tuesday, 1 October.
One of the most diverse series of Global Youth Summit events ever held under the supervision of the UIAA Youth Commission ended last month with a new event, a rock climbing festival in Terelj, Mongolia, organized by the Mongolian National Mountaineering Federation.
The Nepal government announced this week it would set up a permanent government team at the base camp of Mount Camp which observers believe will lead to the tightening of regulations around the number of climbers on the mountain.
The Spanish Federation of Mountain and Climbing Sports (FEDME) has released a study which looks at how hiking trails can be developed in an economical, socially and environmentally sustainable manner.
“This research is pioneering in Europe,” said Juan J. Ibáñez Martin, the new head of the UIAA Access Commission and a member of the FEDME Access Commission which produced the study titled “Market Paths and Sustainable Rural Development.”
Twelve young climbers aged 15 – 17 along with 13 instructors took part in the expedition organized by the CAI Central Committee for Youth Alpinism to celebrate the 150th founding anniversary of the Italian Alpine Club.
The 2014 UIAA ice climbing season is shaping up to be an exciting one with an expanded world tour, the showcasing of competitive ice climbing at the Sochi Winter Olympics and a new venue for the youth championships.
The UIAA - International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation has sent a message of congratulations to the German Alpine Club (DAV) for reaching another milestone in its storied history when the millionth member joined the club.