ANNAPURNA III – UNCLIMBED SCOOPS UIAA PRIZE

For the third successive year, the UIAA awarded the Best Climbing Film prize during the final weekend of the Trento Film Festival, held from 27 April – 7 May. This year marked the 65th edition of the festival which showcased some 118 films from 32 different...

Integration in the Mountains

The DAV (Deutscher Alpenverein – German Alpine Club) recently launched A.L.M (Alpen. Leben. Menschen – Alps. Life. People) – a project designed to support the integration of refugees in the Bavarian Alpine region and in the foothills of the Alps. The project was created in...

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, APRIL-MAY 2017. NOW PUBLISHED

The April 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The outcome of discussions held at a number of recent UIAA Commission meetings have enabled the UIAA to advance on a number of subjects. Over the past month the UIAA Medical, Ice Climbing, Youth and Mountaineering Commissions have all...

Establishing a Clear Pathway

The Baroque city of Turin – the first capital of Italy – provided the setting for a recent meeting of the UIAA Youth Commission (YC). The meeting marked the start of a new era for the Commission for whom Mark Dennison (BMC, UK) was recently...

Spread the Message! UIAA Mountain Protection Award

With the scope of opening up the UIAA Mountain Protection Award to even more people, the UIAA has published a dedicated flyer for the 2017 Award in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish (click on language to download). During its five years of existence, the annual UIAA Mountain Protection Award has made...

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, MARCH 2017. NOW PUBLISHED.

The March 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The application phase for the fifth running of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award - created for initiatives and projects in the field of mountain sustainability - is now open. The UIAA is also inviting its members to apply to organise...

Remembering Kazuo Saito

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the recent passing of its honorary member Kazuo Saito. At the 2010 UIAA General Assembly in Bormio (Italy), Saito became the first UIAA honorary member from the Asian continent. This honour was bestowed in recognition for his commitment to...

UIAA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECONVENES IN SHEFFIELD

Sheffield, the ‘Gateway to the Peak District National Park', hosted the first UIAA Management Committee meeting of 2017 from 17-18 March. The event was organised in conjunction with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC). UIAA delegates from all continents were in attendance as a wide range of climbing and mountaineering...