Review: 2016 UIAA General Assembly

The 2016 UIAA General Assembly was held in Brixen (Bressanone), Südtirol, Italy from 12-16 October. The event, the largest annual gathering of UIAA member federations and representatives, took place during the International Mountain Summit (IMS), and was organised by the Alpenverein Südtirol AVS.  The event welcomed over one...

Interview: Frits Vrijlandt on four years as UIAA President

On 13 October, 2012, Frits Vrijlandt was voted in as President of the UIAA at the General Assembly hosted in Amsterdam. This year’s UIAA General Assembly, to be held on Saturday 15 October in Brixen-Bressanone, Italy will mark Vrijlandt’s fourth anniversary as the federation’s figurehead. It presents an...

Member Federation Profile: The Mountain Club of South Africa

In the first of a new series, the UIAA explores the history, traditions and present activities of its global constellation of member federations. Celebrating its 125th anniversary on 8 October, the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) – the UIAA’s only member federation in Africa – seemed...

IMS and UIAA trailer for 2016 General Assembly

Member federations are reminded that the 2016 UIAA General Assembly is now one month away. The 2016 UIAA General Assembly, held during 12-16 October, will be hosted by Alpenverein Südtirol in Brixen-Südtirol, Italy. The event will take place during the International Mountain Summit (IMS). The event programme can be found here. Registration details...

Climbers carry Olympic torch

Two avid Brazilian climbers had the honour of carrying the Olympic torch ahead of Rio 2016. Idalicio Manoel de Oliveira Filho (bottom picture), a long time member of the Centro Excursionista Brasileiro (CEB), the oldest climbing and mountain hiking club in Brazil and its President Horácio...

Celebrating Mountain Day in Japan

On 11 August, the people of Japan were able to take a new public holiday – national Mountain Day, a celebration of the country’s rich geography and splendid mountain regions. Climbing and mountaineering are among the most popular outdoor pursuits in a country which boasts a...

2015, Seoul (South Korea)

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