UPDATE CONCERNING 2020 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION PROJECTS

Following consultation between various parties – Mountain Protection Commission (MPC) delegates, the Award Assessment Team, the UIAA Executive Board, UIAA Office and main sponsor Bally – the UIAA MPC has taken the decision to postpone the evaluation and prize designation for the 2020 UIAA Mountain...

ONLINE MEETINGS PAVE WAY FOR UIAA PROGRESS

For the first time in the UIAA’s near 90-year history, and owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, its biannual Management Committee meeting was held online. The virtual format proved to be a success. All discussion topics and voting were successfully negotiated and all MC members, delegates...

FIRST MEETING OF UIAA CCC TASK FORCE

At its 7 April online meeting, members of the UIAA Executive Board team unanimously decided to create a Covid-19 Crisis Consultation (CCC) task force - a lean, crisis-related structure, serving the interests of UIAA members wherever and whenever applicable. The CCC held its first meeting,...

A TRIBUTE TO JOE BROWN

British climbing mourned the passing of one of its greatest sons recently, with the sad death of the legendary Joe Brown on 15 April at the age of 89. Affectionately known as the ‘Human Fly’, Brown was born in Ardwick, Manchester in 1930, the youngest of...

UIAA RESTATED PRIORITIES FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

The following article is a minor update the original communication first published on 20 February. Following up on meetings dating back to the 2019 Annual General Assembly in Cyprus and involving the UIAA General Assembly and Management Committee, assiduous work was done by the Executive Board...

UIAA creates Covid-19 Crisis Consultation (CCC) task force

At their April 7, 2020 e-meeting, the members of the UIAA Executive team unanimously decided to create a Covid-19 Crisis Consultation (CCC) task force. Mission Its mission is to provide fast responses to queries and Covid-19-related issues which may arise in the coming months, especially in the...

SAFETY ALERT: CANYONING HARNESSES

It has been reported that three canyon harnesses of unrelated marks and models broke between July 2017 and December 2018 in La Réunion, le Verdon, and Angon, (France). Fortunately, these breakages did not result in any serious injuries. A laboratory member of the UIAA Safety Commission...