Mountaineering Ireland is currently looking to hire for two key posts - Chief Officer and Technical Training Officer. Please go the Mountaineering Ireland website for more details.
The use of supplemental oxygen will be removed from the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) list of prohibited methods as of January 1, 2010.
The UIAA Safety Commission has published the first-ever safety standard for braking devices. It lays out performance parameters and testing procedures for belaying and abseiling devices.
Conference "Mountains of the Mediterranean". October 2-4 in Pescasseroll, Italy.
Key themes such as a global agreement on ethics and best practices, a new initiative on mountain huts and the UIAA’s link to the Olympic Movement are expected to generate debate at the UIAA General Assembly (GA) in Porto, Portugal on October 10.