Alpine huts across Canada now cheaper for UIAA member federations

An alpine hut run by the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) in Asulkan Valley, Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park The Alpine Club of Canada operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. Access to these family-friendly huts in alpine meadows, backcountry powder paradises and remote climbers’ refuges...

Tragedy in Nepal: UIAA federations members raise funds

Nepal Mountaineering Association President Ang Tshering Sherpa receives donation fromYong-Jin Choe, Korean Ambassador and In-Jeong Lee President of Korean Alpine Federation (Photo: NMA for UIAA) UIAA member federations reacted with horror and sorrow as news broke that once again, tragedy has struck the climbing season on Mount...

Mountaineering Commission meeting highlights

Tadao Kanzaki, president of the Japan Mountaineering Association (centre) speaks during a rescue and accident data sharing agreement involving the UIAA, Japan Mountaineering Association ("JMA”), Japan Workers’ Alpine Federation("JWAF”), and Japan Rescue Organization LLC("JRO”). (Photo: UIAA) The UIAA Mountaineering Commission met recently in Osaka, Japan for its...

UIAA celebrates 20 year anniversary with the Olympic movement

Two decades ago when sport climbing was in its infancy, the International Olympic Committee recognized the UIAA as the first international body to represent climbing and mountaineering. It was a historic moment. As the UIAA - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation celebrates its 20th anniversary as a...