Understanding Mountain Sports Accidents

Since 2012, the Petzl Foundation, a longstanding partner of the UIAA, has funded research into mountain sport accidents. Its long-term aim is to improve prevention. Due to the lack of accurate information and the absence of communication, several social science research laboratories have joined forces...

Remembering Alex Klenov

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the recent passing of Alex Klenov at the age of 60. Alex volunteered considerable time to the UIAA chiefly as a member of the UIAA Youth Commission. The following tribute is courtesy of Anne Arran, current UIAA Management Committee...

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION

The annual UIAA Youth Climbing week held in Ariège in the southwest of France is one of the most well known and established camps of its kind. The most recent edition, held from 7-12 July, welcomed a total of 26 young climbers including 13 from France...

YOUTH ICE CLIMBING CAMP DATES CONFIRMED

The UIAA Youth Commission has confirmed details of its first official event in 2022. The popular annual Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre, Hautes Alpes (France) will be held from 20-26 February. The full programme and application details can be found here. For more about the UIAA Youth Commission...