UIAA – Newsletter, October 2016. Now Published.

The October 2016 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The 2016  UIAA General Assembly, held in Brixen (Bressanone), Italy and organised by the Alpenverein Südtirol AVS, took centre-stage this month. UIAA member federations from six continents attended the annual meeting which witnessed Frits Vrijlandt re-elected as President, the confirmation of...

At the forefront of mountain medicine

The work of the UIAA Medical Commission is respected and recognized throughout the world of mountaineering. The Commission’s mission of increasing knowledge about mountain medicine among doctors, mountaineers and lay mountain users is achieved through several different means. In order to provide the best possible advice...

Confirmation: 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing dates

Information for Athletes and Member Federations The UIAA is delighted to announce the final calendar for the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season. The upcoming campaign, partnered by The North Face Korea, promises several exciting changes and developments. The UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour will comprise five events on...

Kalymnos, a rock climber’s paradise

The Kalymnos Climbing Festival (held 7-9 October) has won the 2016 UIAA Rock Climbers' Award. The island of Kalymnos in Greece is a paradise for the mind and body, in particular for rock climbers indulging in their passion. A rich blend of Greek hospitality, natural beauty...

Review: 2016 UIAA General Assembly

The 2016 UIAA General Assembly was held in Brixen (Bressanone), Südtirol, Italy from 12-16 October. The event, the largest annual gathering of UIAA member federations and representatives, took place during the International Mountain Summit (IMS), and was organised by the Alpenverein Südtirol AVS.  The event welcomed over one...

2017 International Youth Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre, Hautes Alpes

Registration is now open for the first youth ice climbing camp in 2017. The main goal of this youth ice climbing camp is to learn practicing many forms of ice climbing, one pitch, or routes with many pitches. Dates: 5 - 11 February 2017 Location: In Guillestre, near Briançon in...