Buyer Beware: The perils of buying crampons online

It’s buyer beware when purchasing crampons online  (Photo: BMC for UIAA) The British Mountaineering Council has posted a warning about dangerous crampons being sold online. As the warning states: Getting equipped to tackle the mountains in winter can seem an expensive business, with the cost of boots, axe and crampons...

UIAA BUILDS UP TO INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY

Ahead of this year’s United Nations’ International Mountain Day (IMD) – 11 December – the UIAA is promoting a series of initiatives. These include those led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UIAA member associations, Mountain Partnership, the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) as as...

DOWNTOWN DENVER: WORLD CUP CONCLUSION

Denver, Colorado will host the final round of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season from 22-24 February. Held within the city at Civic Center Park, and as part of a wider Winter Festival, the competition is expected to attract up to 15,000 spectators throughout...