Report from April 2016 UIAA Mountaineering Commission meeting

‘The UIAA Mountaineering Commission promotes best practice by identifying and addressing ethical, technical & training, and legal issues of international importance.’ The UIAA Mountaineering Commission met in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2016, writes Commission representative Phil Wickens. The meeting, which was hosted by the Czech Mountaineering Federation (CMF), was...

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...

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...

PractICE climbing. Our guide for the future

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Jordan: an Arabian Jewel

A reportage by Steve Long dedicated to the UIAA Training Panel's recent activities in Jordan. Supported by its sponsorship donations, the UIAA Training Panel is currently engaged in several initiatives directed at protecting mountain communities. Over the past two years, it has partnered the Jordan Tourist...

New safety laboratory proposed in China

From left to right: Li Guowei Director of Exchange Department, Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA); Sophie Gerard, UIAA Office Manager; Stephanie Stettbacher, UIAA Office Coordinator & Safety Label Administrator; Wang Youngfeng, Vice President, CMA; Jean-Franck Charlet, UIAGM Mountain Guide and former UIAA Safety Commission President Representatives from...