Paraloup: La montagna che rinasce (the reborn mountain)

Paraloup is a wonderful village located at 1360m in the Alps near Cuneo, Italy. In 1943-44 it was involved in the resistance fight against nazifascism: famous historical people like Nuto Revelli himself, Duccio Galimberti and Giorgio Bocca fought in the “Italia libera” band that was...

Nepal Mountaineering Association elects new President

The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) held an election of its Central Executive Board on 5 August, 2017.  The elections saw Mr Santa Bir Lama elected as the federation's new President for the period 2017-2020. Mr Santa Bir Lama succeeds UIAA honorary member Mr Ang Tshering Sherpa...

Historic ascent of Shispare northeast face

As reported to the UIAA by its Honorary Member Tom Nakamura (Japan), Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima successfully summited the 7611m peak of Shispare, Pakistan, via a new route of the northeast face at 14:30 on 22 August. This is considered to be the first ascent of the...

SAFETY RESOURCES FOR CLIMBERS AND MOUNTAINEERS

Throughout its history, mountain safety has been at the forefront of the UIAA’s activities. Today it is one of the three core pillars of the federation. The UIAA Safety Label, and associated safety standards, have been in operation since the 1960s. Today, the UIAA continues to...

UIAA ACCESS COMMISSION MEETS IN BERN

The UIAA Access Commission held its annual meeting on the weekend of 19-20 August. The meeting took place at the UIAA’s headquarters in Bern, Switzerland. During the meeting, led by UIAA Access Commission President Juan Jesús Ibáñez Martín (FEDME), the Commission discussed the following points: Definition...