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...

FLERA to host climbing symposium

On the weekend of 24-25 September, UIAA full member FLERA (Luxembourg) will host a climbing symposium in Berdorf which aims to build the bridge between outdoor sport activities and the protection of the environment. Climbers from Luxembourg as well as those from bordering countries will...

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...

KAF CELEBRATES ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY

The UIAA congratulates the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF) on recently celebrating its 60th anniversary. KAF organised a number of events including a special assembly with 350 attendees. UIAA President Peter Muir sent the following tribute to KAF: On behalf of the UIAA I am pleased to congratulate the...

A NEW ERA AT THE ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) is proud and excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director and President. The following communication is courtesy of the ACC: THE ACC’S FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT The results are in from The Alpine Club of Canada’s 2022 board of directors...