HOW THE UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD ENSURES #MOUNTAINSMATTER FOR YOUTH

The theme of this year’s United Nations’ International Mountain Day (IMD) is #mountainsmatter, a subject which provides institutions, communities and organisations with freedom to dedicate their IMD focus towards topics such as water, tourism, disaster risk reduction, food, indigenous peoples and biodiversity. One of the UIAA’s...

DETAILS: ICE CLIMBING TRAINING CAMPS IN RUSSIA AND IRAN

Two of the UIAA’s member federations are organising dedicated ice climbing training camps ahead of the 2018-2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour. The camps will be held in Kirov, Russia and in Polour and Meygun, Iran. The former is organised in conjunction with the Russian Mountaineering...

Safety alert for FIXE Lower-Offs

The UIAA Safety Commission, through DAV Safety Research, has again received information about a broken chain link from a FIXE belay anchor. As a consequence, the UIAA Safety Commission now recommends replacing all FIXE chains made from INOX. They can be identified by the “INOX”...