PRIORITIES AND PROJECTS FOR 2023

One of the significant segments of the recent UIAA General Assembly (see review here) was the platform provided to the UIAA Commissions, responsible for delivering the federation’s core projects and in alignment with its Strategic Plan. Below is a summary of the Commission presentations from...

WOMEN AT ALTITUDE CONFERENCE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

The UIAA Medical Commission hosted its first ever Women Going to Altitude conference on 10-11 September. During the event some pre-eminent experts provided engaging, scientific and inspirational talks on a wealth of topics related to women at altitude. Over 60 people attended the conference including...

WHAT IS THE UIAA SAFETY LABEL?

The UIAA Safety label or the acronym ‘UIAA’  can be found on climbing and mountaineering gear worldwide. These four letters signify that this piece of climbing equipment has been accredited to meet the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation’s –  global safety standards. The UIAA...

SIXTEEN MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD NOMINEES REVEALED

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is delighted to reveal the sixteen nominated projects for this year’s UIAA Mountain Protection Award. This year’s Award is particularly significant as it coincides with the United Nations designating 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain...

REVIEW: UIAA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AUGUST MEETING

The UIAA Management Committee held its latest meeting on Saturday 27 August. The online meeting followed April’s in-person meeting in Skopje, North Macedonia. The main points addressed at the MC meeting were: Decision to dissolve the UIAA Ice Climbing Commission and put in place an interim...