The UIAA: A productive weekend of meetings in Baku

The weekend of 14-15 May proved to be a busy one for the UIAA Management Committee and its Access and Mountain Protection Commissions, who all held meetings in Baku, Azerbaijan.   The Management Committee meetings were organized by FAIREX (Air and Extreme Federation of Azerbaijan). The following decisions...

Nepal celebrates anniversary of Mount Manalsu and Lhotse ascents

The first ascent of Mt. Manalsu and Mt. Lhotse was celebrated amidst a grand function in Kathmandu on 30 April. Rt. Hon’ble President of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, was the Chief Guest of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the First Successful...

Nepal Mountaineering Association celebrates pioneering achievements

On 29-30 April, the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first ascents of Mounts Manaslu (8,163m) and Lhotse (8,516m). The occasion will be marked by a Diamond Jubilee celebration and the publication of a special edition of its Nepal Parbat journal. "Nepal Mountaineering Association's...

One year on from the earthquake. An update from Nepal.

Ang Tshering Sherpa, President of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and Honorary Member of the UIAA, shares the latest news from Nepal in the aftermath of last year’s devastating earthquake in a dedicated Earthquake Report from the Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities, of which Ang Tshering...

New safety laboratory proposed in China

From left to right: Li Guowei Director of Exchange Department, Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA); Sophie Gerard, UIAA Office Manager; Stephanie Stettbacher, UIAA Office Coordinator & Safety Label Administrator; Wang Youngfeng, Vice President, CMA; Jean-Franck Charlet, UIAGM Mountain Guide and former UIAA Safety Commission President Representatives from...

John Ellison, a true inspiration

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the death of inspirational British climber John Ellison. John passed away on 27 December after a four-year battle with an incurable cancer. Following his diagnosis in 2012, John founded and spearheaded Climbers Against Cancer (CAC), raising hundreds of thousands of...