Slovenian mountaineers Franc Knez and Silvo Karo have been awarded Slovenia's Order of Merit.
The Swedish Climbing Federation (SKF) has produced a sign on Right of Public Access that it will put up at crags throughout the country in 2011.
Mick Fowler is the new president of Britain's Alpine Club.
The men and women winners of the opening Ice Climbing World Cup event of 2011, held in Cheongsong, Korea, talk about winning, Korean hospitality and the challenge presented by the climbing structure.
The Alpine Club Antarctic Expedition has made the first ascents of 6 Antarctic Peaks.
The UIAA Medical Commission has published practical advice targeted at operators of mountain huts to prevent Legionella infections.
UIAA Vice President Jordi Colomer recently held talks in Colombia with authorities from the national mountaineering and climbing federation, FECDME, which hopes to apply for UIAA membership in 2011.
The international Skyrunning Federation has announced its 2011 race schedule.
UIAA Training Standards and attempts to find a global consensus on bolting were two of the highlights discussed at the meeting in Moscow of the Mountaineering Commission.
The countdown to the 2011 Ice Climbing World Cup (January 8-March 8) has begun. For the first time, an event will be held in Asia, hosted by the Korean Alpine Federation.