COVID 19 TASKFORCE: WORLDWIDE CLIMBING PICTURE

The UIAA Taskforce set up to offer guidance to the climbing community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic held its most recent online meeting on 24 March. Discussions centred on the subject of vaccination roll outs, the impact of third waves in certain countries and recommendations to the...

Launching the first-ever global survey on waste in mountains: Add your voice

GRID-Arendal, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, international mountain sports and guiding federations - including the UIAA, and other partners, is launching the 2021 Mountain Waste Survey. This is the first-ever global survey of the public on waste in mountain areas. More than 1.1...

REPORT: UIAA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ICE CLIMBING CAMP 2021

The first UIAA Youth Commission Global Summit event of 2021 saw the annual ice climbing camp in the Hautes-Alpes, France take place from 14-20 February. The following report is produced by the team from the UIAA full member association in Slovenia, (PZS). Ahead of the Camp,...

UIAA MEMBERS ANNOUNCE ELECTION OF NEW PRESIDENTS

A number of UIAA member associations have recently announced the election of new Presidents. Brazil, CBME, Brazilian Mountaineering and Climbing Confederation: Mr Marcio Hoepers succeeds Ms Kika Bradford as new President. Mr Hoepers brings considerable experience working with local federations in Brazil. Denmark, DKK, Danish Alpine Club,...

CLIMBING EQUIPMENT RECALL INFORMATION

The UIAA Safety Commission has shared details of three recent equipment recalls. Text marked in italics is provided by the individual manufacturer. Beal - Recall for Inspection Birdie (1st Generation) Serial Number : 05/19, 07/19, 08/19, 10/19, 11/19, 12/19 Our quality system took in charge several claims about broken...

While spending time in the mountains, exploring new rock faces and peaks and even climbing indoors has been severely restricted for most people over the past twelve months, the climbing community has been able to able to engage more frequently and actively online. Although no...

KIROV BRINGS DOWN CURTAIN ON 2020-21 SEASON

The 2020-2021 UIAA Ice Climbing season concluded with a World Cup event in Kirov, Russia on 6-7 March. Nearly 40 athletes took on speed and lead competitions at an ice tower which has long hosted UIAA-sanctioned events and training camps. The current season has been severely...