LATEST UPDATES FROM UIAA MEMBERS ON COVID-19

The UIAA Covid-19 Crisis Consultation (CCC) Taskforce, set up nearly a year ago to provide guidance on subjects related to climbing and mountaineering throughout the lifespan of the current pandemic, continues to meet regularly online with its members providing updates from their federations and countries. Below...

SUPPORTING THE TREKKING INDUSTRY: UIAA TO HELP ESTABLISH A MOUNTAIN WORKER INITIATIVE

In response to the growing issues faced by mountain workers and guides in the expedition and trekking industry, a situation further exacerbated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is establishing a Mountain Worker Initiative (MWI). The...

AN EFFICIENT START TO 2021

On Saturday 30 January, the UIAA Management Committee (MC) held its first online meeting since October’s UIAA General Assembly when five new members were elected to the body. The meeting was followed by a short session with the UIAA Commission Presidents who provided an update...

UIAA VOLUNTEER SERIES: BUDDHA BASNYAT

Buddha Basnyat has offered his considerable experience in dealing with medical issues at high altitude and in the field of infectious diseases to international organisations for over thirty years. This includes his 20-year relationship as a volunteer for the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering...

UIAA UPDATES STANDARD 123: ROCK ANCHORS

Article update in May 2021 (see below) CORROSION AND STRESS CORROSION CRACKING FAILURE OF CLIMBING ANCHORS The subject of corrosion and stress corrosion cracking failure has been a work in progress for the past ten years within the UIAA Safety Commission. The Commission is delighted to confirm the...

DOUG SCOTT 1941-2020

The UIAA - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation - is saddened to hear about the death of legendary British mountaineer Doug Scott. Doug Scott passed away in the early hours of Monday 7 December at the age of 79. Confirming the news, the British Mountaineering Council...