UIAA – NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 2017. NOW PUBLISHED.

The February 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. 2017-specific details about core UIAA sustainability projects will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Ahead of the application process opening for the UIAA Mountain Protection Award, a former winner reports on their progress. Coming under the spotlight are the...

THREE MILLION VIEWERS FOR 2017 UIAA ICE CLIMBING SEASON

Some excellent viewing statistics were achieved during the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season which concluded in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France in early February. The headline number being the estimated three million views for the video content produced during the campaign. For the 2017 season the UIAA put in place...

Climbing films to be screened at SHAFF

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, known as SHAFF, and presented by the BMC will take place from 17-19 March, 2017.  The event takes place at the same time as the UIAA Management Committee meeting held in the same city. The festival features more than 100 of the best...

ALPINISM: Application as an Intangible Cultural World Heritage

The following information has been put forward by the Fédération française des clubs alpins et de montagne (FFCAM) and produced in collaboration with UIAA honorary member Claude Eckhardt. What? The UIAA supports the many facets that make up the mountaineering movement. Among them, alpinism is an activity with...

Discussing climbing at ISPO Beijing

Following on from the UIAA’s presence at ISPO Munich in early February (read here), where it met with over twenty UIAA Safety Label holders, the federation was present at ISPO Beijing from 15-18 February. ISPO Beijing is the leading multi-segment sports exhibition in Asia; and the one...

Youth ice climbers come to the fore

Champagny-en-Vanoise in the French Alps witnessed the closing act of the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season from 10-11 February. After five World Cup events on three continents and the biennial World Championships at the same venue last weekend, it was the turn of the youth athletes...

Youth ice climbers to take centre stage

There is one final act in the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season, partnered by The North Face Korea. A week on from the biennial UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships, the famed ice tower of Champagny-en-Vanoise, France will host the Youth World Championships. The event is an...