Establishing a Clear Pathway

The Baroque city of Turin – the first capital of Italy – provided the setting for a recent meeting of the UIAA Youth Commission (YC). The meeting marked the start of a new era for the Commission for whom Mark Dennison (BMC, UK) was recently...

EMERGING TALENT SCALES NEW HEIGHTS

As the most recent UIAA Ice Climbing season confirmed, Canadian Noah Beek is one of the emerging talents in the world of ice climbing. The 20-year old competed in all rounds of the 2017 season – including the UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships. Beek...

Discussing all things ice climbing

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission and UIAA Office representatives met in Paris on the weekend of 8-9 April for their annual meeting. The topics covered during the two-day meeting included: A review of the 2017 season: event debriefs, judging & route-setting reports, athletes’ reports, LOCs reports. ...

Spread the Message! UIAA Mountain Protection Award

With the scope of opening up the UIAA Mountain Protection Award to even more people, the UIAA has published a dedicated flyer for the 2017 Award in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish (click on language to download). During its five years of existence, the annual UIAA Mountain Protection Award has made...

Jeff Lowe earns Lifetime Achievement Award

The annual Piolets d’Or Awards are taking place over the next week (11-15 April) in the Grenoble region. The awards were created to raise awareness about the year's greatest ascents across the world.  In parallel, they aim to celebrate the taste for adventure, the bravery and...

Royal Robbins: A rock climbing giant

Royal Robbins, one of the most important figures in the world of rock climbing passed way at the age of 82 in mid March. Robbins was a skilled climber, successful businessman and above all a passionate ambassador for traditional climbing techniques notably advocating boltless, low-impact...

Remembering Kazuo Saito

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the recent passing of its honorary member Kazuo Saito. At the 2010 UIAA General Assembly in Bormio (Italy), Saito became the first UIAA honorary member from the Asian continent. This honour was bestowed in recognition for his commitment to...