REMEBERING PROFESSOR UGRINOVSKI

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the recent passing of Professor Jovica Ugrinovski. Professor Ugrinovski was the longstanding President of the Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia (FPSM). His tenure ran from 2001 and concluded earlier this year, coinciding with the UIAA Spring Meetings in Skopje,...

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...

REVIEW: UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2022

The 2022 UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – General Assembly (GA) was held in Banff, Canada on Saturday 29 October and hosted by the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC). It marked the UIAA’s 82nd GA and the third in Banff following events in...

HOW TO FOLLOW THE 2022 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The 2022 UIAA General Assembly will be held in Banff, Canada on Saturday 29 October. The event will be hosted by the Alpine Club of Canada. Livestreams Delegates from over 40 countries are expected to attend the GA. For anyone wishing to follow the GA remotely, the...

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...

CHANGE OF PRESIDENCY AT THE NKBV

After nearly ten years Joachim Driessen’s tenure as President of the Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Club (NKBV) recently came to an end. He has been succeeded by Peter Valkenburg. See NKBV story here. Joachim Driessen (main photo, UIAA General Assembly in 2018) has overseen a period...

INFORMATION REGARDING 2022 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The annual UIAA General Assembly is the largest, and most important, gathering of UIAA member federations, commissions, representatives and partners. At the General Assembly, key decisions are made concerning UIAA’s role, its activities and budget and elections are held. The 2022 UIAA General Assembly, scheduled...

MOUNTAINEERING WORLD UNITES IN SKOPJE

Skopje, North Macedonia, became the centre of European climbing and mountaineering when hosting the UIAA Spring meetings from 29 April – 3 May. The event was the first major UIAA in-person gathering since the Covid-19 pandemic began. In addition to UIAA Executive Board and Management Committee...