Chamonix to host international mountain festival in early June

The month of June is usually an ideal time for classic rock and snow Alpine climbing and ski touring and what better place than around the famous mountain town of Chamonix, France. Here in the shadow of Mont Blanc, Francoise Call is organizing the Chamonix Mountain...

80 years of the UIAA

The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) turns 80 this month. The day credited for the birth of the idea of an international federation of climbing clubs is 27 August 1932 and it came about during a meeting that took place at a conference in Chamonix,...