Inaugural UIAA Rock Climber’s Award: South Africa

The first UIAA Rock Climbers’ Award at a rock climbing festival was held in the scenic Umgeni Valley in KwaZulu - Natal, South Africa in June 2015. The event in KwaZulu – Natal which was organized by the Southern Climbing Centre with support from UIAA member federation, the Mountain Club of South...

Foundation for ecotourism being laid in the Pamirs says UIAA Mountain Protection Award winner

UIAA Mountain Protection Award Winner - Pamir Horse Adventure from UIAA - Climbing & Mountaineering on Vimeo. Aslisho Qurboniev, 29, hails from Khorog, Tajikistan, which is nestled in the Pamir Mountains. In 2010 Quboniev founded Pamir Horse Adventure, a community-based ecotourism company that promotes and encourages sustainable tourism in the...

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...