As Nepal and the Khumbu gets ready to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, a new paper by UIAA Mountain Protection Commission member Rodney Garrard provides a timely snapshot of change, as perceived by locals.
The UIAA Youth Commission has entered into a partnership with the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) to help UIAA federations and climbing wall operators who are setting up programmes for young climbers.
The American Alpine Club is hosting its annual International Climbers’ Meet (ICM), We would like to extend an invitation to all UIAA members to participate in this annual event to be held the week of Oct 7 - October 12, 2013 in Yosemite Valley.
The UIAA Mountain Protection Commission has expressed concern that a proposal by the mayors of two towns near Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, endangers ongoing efforts to designate it as part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The UIAA Mountaineering Commission has approved a proposal to develop a standardized, international system of collecting and analysing accidents to better identify areas where safety and training can be improved, and help insurance companies better understand risk in mountain activities.
A team of volunteers from French Alpine Club and the Alpine Club stand ready to help mountaineers match up with others if they are alone, give suggestions on what routes to climb, and most importantly keep them abreast of current conditions.