UIAA RELEASES 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has published its 2021 Annual Report. Anybody interested in receiving a printed copy can do so by filling in the following form. Please note that there is a limited print run and first priority will be given to...

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...

UIAA COMMISSIONS SET SCENE FOR 2022

The UIAA Management Committee (MC) and Commission Presidents met for the first time in 2022 on Saturday 12 February with the primary focus of discussions being the delivery of projects for the coming twelve months. In addition to updates from UIAA Commissions, one of the most...

PIRANA DESCENDER RECALL

UIAA Safety Label Holder Petzl has communicated an immediate recall of PIRANA descenders (D005AA00 and D005AA01) due to a drowning risk if the rope accidentally gets blocked in the blocking slot. Immediately stop using the descenders affected by this recall. Full details including what to do...

ANCHOR WORKING GROUP PROGRESS HEADLINES SAFECOM MEET

The UIAA Safety Commission held its latest online Plenary meeting from 8-9 November. The session was attended by six UIAA accredited laboratories, 14 internal Safety Commission delegates and 26 leading climbing and mountaineering equipment manufacturers, plus guests.  Anchor Working Group As reported by Commission member Stephen Gladieux...

A Tribute to Carlo Zanantoni

The UIAA pays tribute to Carlo Zanantoni, a long-time delegate of the UIAA Safety Commission (SafeCom) who passed away on 18 November. Carlo Zanantoni was born in Verona in 1930. From an early age, a love for the mountains drew him to the Dolomites. An eager...