The UIAA at ISPO Munich and Beijing

Between 24-27 January, the UIAA attended ISPO MUNICH 2016, the only international multi-segment exhibition for the sports business, and from 24-27 February, heads to Asia, running its own booth at ISPO BEIJING. ISPO BEIJING is the leading sports business event in Asia. It unites the world’s most important sporting...

Mountain Freedom v Risk – ‘A Discussion Without Peak’

A round table meeting ‘Mountain Freedom vs. Risk – a discussion without peak’ was held in Brixen (Bressanone), Italy on Friday 16 October under the excellent organization of the IMS (International Mountain Summit) and Dr. Luigi Fiorenzo Festi. The round table discussion sought to answer the following questions: -       Mountains are...

New name for Mount McKinley – Denali

New name for Mount McKinley - Denali (Photo: Wikipedia) New name for Mount McKinley – Denali Mount McKinley the tallest mountain in North America will no longer be the named after a former US President. Thanks to President Obama, who announced on Sunday that the mountain’s name would...

Mountaineering Commission meeting highlights

Tadao Kanzaki, president of the Japan Mountaineering Association (centre) speaks during a rescue and accident data sharing agreement involving the UIAA, Japan Mountaineering Association ("JMA”), Japan Workers’ Alpine Federation("JWAF”), and Japan Rescue Organization LLC("JRO”). (Photo: UIAA) The UIAA Mountaineering Commission met recently in Osaka, Japan for its...