France to host pinnacle ice climbing event

The UIAA is proud to announce that Champagny-en-Vanoise, France - with the support of FFCAM - will host the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships in lead and speed. The event will be held at the resort’s famous ice tower on 4-5 February, 2017. The 2017 UIAA Ice...

Ice climbing showcased in Tignes

On Sunday 24 April, in collaboration with the famous French ski resort of Tignes and FFCAM (La Fédération française des clubs alpins et de montagne), the UIAA organized a dedicated ice climbing event as part of a day-long ‘Sport for All’ programme. Athletes from France and...

Black Diamond announces voluntary recall

A statement from UIAA Safety Label holder Black Diamond released on 13 April. Voluntary recall for inspection of Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata lanyard sets, Index Ascenders, Camalots™ and Camalot™ Ultralights We are a company of climbers. For more than 25 years, manufacturing climbing equipment...

Nepal Mountaineering Association celebrates pioneering achievements

On 29-30 April, the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first ascents of Mounts Manaslu (8,163m) and Lhotse (8,516m). The occasion will be marked by a Diamond Jubilee celebration and the publication of a special edition of its Nepal Parbat journal. "Nepal Mountaineering Association's...

UIAA setting standards at the Patrouille des Glaciers

 Image courtesy: Patrouille des Glaciers (PdG) One of the most famous events in the ski mountaineering calendar – the biennial Patrouille des Glaciers (PdG) – takes place next week, 19-23 April. The competition is organized by the Swiss Land Forces and supported by a number of partners including the Swiss...

Annual Meeting: UIAA Ice Climbing Commission

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission held its annual meeting this weekend hosted by the Federação de Campismo e Montanhismo de Portugal - UPD in Lisbon. During a series of productive exchanges, the Commission laid down the foundations for its road map until 2020, which includes supporting the development...

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