John Ellison, a true inspiration

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the death of inspirational British climber John Ellison. John passed away on 27 December after a four-year battle with an incurable cancer. Following his diagnosis in 2012, John founded and spearheaded Climbers Against Cancer (CAC), raising hundreds of thousands of...

Total Domination

That was impressive. Two athletes have laid down a marker following the first World Cup round of the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour supported by The North Face Korea. In the highly-anticipated season opener in Bozeman, Montana, Russian athletes Maxim Tomilov and Maria Tolokonina earned the...

Celebrating International Mountain Day

The annual International Mountain Day will be held today, Friday 11 December, with the mountain community throughout the world engaged in initiatives to celebrate and raise awareness about mountain life. The theme proposed this year is ‘Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods’ with details provided at...

Douglas Tompkins 1943-2015

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the passing of Douglas Tompkins, a legendary and inspirational figure in the climbing and mountaineering world. Douglas, co-founder of The North Face, was truly passionate about nature and dedicated much of his life to conservation. He was the driving...