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...

HOW TO PREVENT ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral oedema (HACE) are the most important and most common altitude related diseases. Primary prevention is considered the gold standard to avoid altitude illness. Produced with the aim of providing all mountain users with...

KAF CELEBRATES ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY

The UIAA congratulates the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF) on recently celebrating its 60th anniversary. KAF organised a number of events including a special assembly with 350 attendees. UIAA President Peter Muir sent the following tribute to KAF: On behalf of the UIAA I am pleased to congratulate the...

A NEW ERA AT THE ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) is proud and excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director and President. The following communication is courtesy of the ACC: THE ACC’S FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT The results are in from The Alpine Club of Canada’s 2022 board of directors...

UIAA RELEASES 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has published its 2021 Annual Report. Anybody interested in receiving a printed copy can do so by filling in the following form. Please note that there is a limited print run and first priority will be given to...

INFORMATION REGARDING 2022 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The annual UIAA General Assembly is the largest, and most important, gathering of UIAA member federations, commissions, representatives and partners. At the General Assembly, key decisions are made concerning UIAA’s role, its activities and budget and elections are held. The 2022 UIAA General Assembly, scheduled...