The UIAA - International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation has signed a sponsorship agreement with Goldwin Korea, the official license partner of The North Face in Korea, starting with the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour.
The UIAA, as part of its continuing efforts to promote the sport of Ice Climbing and youth engagement, will subsidize the expenses of athletes from member federations interested in participating in the first Youth Ice Climbing World Championship in Saas Grund, Switzerland in January 2013.
19 October 2012, BERN, Switzerland: The UIAA - International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation concluded its annual General Assembly in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 13 October 2012, an event hosted by the Royal Dutch Mountaineering and Climbing Club (NKBV).
The UIAA Mountain Protection Commission has come out in support of a United Nations resolution which highlights the urgent need to commit to sustainable development in order protect a planet that is under atttack on multiple fronts including climate change and out of control growth.
The UIAA - International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation is issuing a worldwide warning to users of via ferrata sets to check the websites of manufacturers in order to find out whether the unit they are using is safe.