THE UIAA HIRING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is looking for a Director of Operations for its headquarters located in Bern, Switzerland. The successful candidate will report to the UIAA Executive Board (EB) and be responsible for the overall coordination of the UIAA’s activities,...

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 2017. NOW PUBLISHED.

The February 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. 2017-specific details about core UIAA sustainability projects will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Ahead of the application process opening for the UIAA Mountain Protection Award, a former winner reports on their progress. Coming under the spotlight are the...

THREE MILLION VIEWERS FOR 2017 UIAA ICE CLIMBING SEASON

Some excellent viewing statistics were achieved during the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season which concluded in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France in early February. The headline number being the estimated three million views for the video content produced during the campaign. For the 2017 season the UIAA put in place...

ALPINISM: Application as an Intangible Cultural World Heritage

The following information has been put forward by the Fédération française des clubs alpins et de montagne (FFCAM) and produced in collaboration with UIAA honorary member Claude Eckhardt. What? The UIAA supports the many facets that make up the mountaineering movement. Among them, alpinism is an activity with...

Review: 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships

The biennial UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships - the pinnacle event in the UIAA ice climbing season - was held from 4-5 February, 2017 in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France. Prevailing from a field of over 125 athletes from 26 countries were Russian athletes Pavel Batushev and Maria Tolokonina...

DOWN TO THE WIRE IN THE UIAA ICE CLIMBING LEAD WORLDS

NEWS FLASH: Woonseon Shin (KOR) and HeeYong Park (KOR) are the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Champions in lead. 72 men and 34 women started the lead competition on the famed ice structure of Champagny-en-Vanoise on Saturday. Only two would walk away from the French Alps...

New UIAA ice climbing world speed champions crowned

NEWS FLASH: Under the relentless snow of Champagny-en-Vanoise, France, Maria TOLOKONINA (RUS) and Pavel BATUSHEV (RUS) were crowned speed champions at the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships, partnered by The North Face Korea, on Sunday 5 February. Maria Tolokonina, 29, with climbs of 8.76 and 11.77...