Major changes made to World Anti-Doping Code

Editor's Note: Dr Nenad Dikic and Dr Marija Andjelkovic of the UIAA Anti-Doping Commission update us significant changes between to the World Anti-Doping Code, with the new code becoming effective on 1 January 2015: The World Anti -Doping Code ("the Code”) is the core document that provides...

Founder of Climbers Against Cancer smiles through his pain

John Ellison (in green t-shirt) surrounded by supporters (Photo: http://www.climbersagainstcancer.org) When British climber John Ellison received the news more than two years ago that he was ill with terminal cancer he realized he had a stark choice to make. A lesser person might have given up hope but...

Nepal government reduces fees to climb Mount Everest

The Nepal government has announced reduced fees to climb Mount Everest to attract mountaineers to the world's highest peak, even as concerns grow about the environmental effects of climbers who already crowd the mountain during the high season. An Associated Press article noted quoted Madhusudan Burlakoti,...

BMC Patron and former UIAA President Ian McNaught-Davis dies

The UIAA is saddened to hear of the death of former UIAA president Ian McNaught-Davis through the British Mountaineering Council where he was Patron and former president. Funeral arrangements For those friends who can make it to the funeral, these are the details. Please contact Loreto McNaught-Davis to let...

Ice Queens: The video

[embed]https://vimeo.com/85424809[/embed] Angelika Rainer and Lucie Hrozova are among the most experienced competitors in the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Tour. Here's a short video where the two discuss their sport in the spectacular setting of Cheongsong, Korea a few weeks ago. ICE QUEENS with Angelika Rainer and...