CHANGE OF PRESIDENCY AT THE NKBV

After ten years Joachim Driessen’s tenure as President of the Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Club (NKBV) recently came to an end. He has been succeeded by Peter Valkenburg. Joachim Driessen (main photo, UIAA General Assembly in 2018) has overseen a period of growth and progress at...

HEADLAMPS, ROCK ANCHORS AND ROPE TESTING HIGH ON SAFECOM AGENDA

Like a number of UIAA Commissions, SafeCom recently held its first in-person meeting since 2019. The three-day event included not only the internal SafeCom meeting but a plenary session with representatives from global climbing and mountaineering equipment manufacturers together with personnel from the laboratories accredited...

UIAA VOLUNTEER SERIES: MARIJA ANDJELKOVIC

Over 250 volunteers support the UIAA whether as part of its Executive Board, Management Committee or Commissions. Marija Andjelkovic (PSS, Serbia) has assisted the UIAA for over a decade, as a full member and now as President of its highly-active and respected Anti-Doping Commission. Marija...