For the climbers. For the world.

Founded in 1932, the UIAA is the international federation for climbing and mountaineering. The UIAA represents the interests of over three million climbers and mountaineers from member federations on all six continents. The UIAA has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995.

News from the UIAA

Direct action and education about mountain waste.

2017 UIAA Respect the Mountains Series

UIAA Safety Label

Safety Label Holders



UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships
2017 Highlights
UIAA Safety
Magic-X Test Demonstrations
Mountain Protection Award
Mountain Wilderness, France
Mountain Qualification Label
Improving the skills of climbers in Jordan


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About the UIAA
A rich heritage and
vibrant future
About The UIAA

6 events
3 continents,
5 countries,

270 athletes from
30 nations

2017 UIAA Ice Climbing Season:
The Biggest Yet!

The North Face

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