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...

Innovative Nepalese mountain training scheme in final stages of development

A group of ten experienced Nepalese trainers attended an advanced week-long assessors’ workshop in Langtang, Nepal conducted by Steve Long, chair of the UIAA Training Standards Panel. The Nepalese trainers are part of an innovative multi-year UIAA Training Standards program conducted in partnership with theNepal Mountaineering...