Challenges facing Kilimanjaro

In early August, the UIAA published an article promoting a paper produced by its Medical Commission offering climbers pertinent advice related to avoiding the perils of climbing Africa’s highest, and most famous, mountain. The following article, produced by a member of the Mountain Club of South...

UIAA Newsletter, September 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for September 2017 is now available to view. Recognised for its commitment to diverse aspects of rock climbing, its promotion of sustainable practices and support of local economic development, the International Climbers' Festival was a fitting recipient of the annual UIAA Rock Climbing Festival...

Nepal Mountaineering Association elects new President

The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) held an election of its Central Executive Board on 5 August, 2017.  The elections saw Mr Santa Bir Lama elected as the federation's new President for the period 2017-2020. Mr Santa Bir Lama succeeds UIAA honorary member Mr Ang Tshering Sherpa...

UIAA attends Skyrunning General Assembly

The International Skyrunning Federation, a unit member of the UIAA, recently held its annual General Assembly. UIAA Executive Board member Thomas Kähr was in attendance to highlight the collaboration between the two international federations. The following report is courtesy of the ISF: The 10th International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly was...

UIAA Newsletter, August 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for August 2017 is now available to view. The UIAA continues to lead the way in promoting safe mountain practices. Part of this commitment is through the work of its Safety Commission, who in July 2017 published the UIAA's 23rd Safety Standard. The...

Trade of remains from expeditions

The UIAA is extremely grateful to its member federation Deutscher Alpenverein (German Alpine Club), DAV, for bringing to light a sensitive subject which will be of interest to fellow UIAA members and the international climbing and mountaineering community. Over the past few months, the DAV’s Alpine Museum...

Mountain hut benefits for UIAA members

If travelling in the mountains in the northern hemisphere summer months, a useful reminder. Courtesy of a reciprocity agreement, member federations of the UIAA are currently entitled to use over a thousands mountain huts in Europe in addition to the largest network of backcountry huts...