Nepal Mountaineering Association elects new President

The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) held an election of its Central Executive Board on 5 August, 2017.  The elections saw Mr Santa Bir Lama elected as the federation's new President for the period 2017-2020. Mr Santa Bir Lama succeeds UIAA honorary member Mr Ang Tshering Sherpa...

Historic ascent of Shispare northeast face

As reported to the UIAA by its Honorary Member Tom Nakamura (Japan), Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima successfully summited the 7611m peak of Shispare, Pakistan, via a new route of the northeast face at 14:30 on 22 August. This is considered to be the first ascent of the...

UIAA ACCESS COMMISSION MEETS IN BERN

The UIAA Access Commission held its annual meeting on the weekend of 19-20 August. The meeting took place at the UIAA’s headquarters in Bern, Switzerland. During the meeting, led by UIAA Access Commission President Juan Jesús Ibáñez Martín (FEDME), the Commission discussed the following points: Definition...