ON THE FRONT LINE OF CLIMBING RISK MANAGEMENT

The UIAA Safety Commission recently convened in Woerden, the Netherlands. Hosted by the NKBV – Royal Dutch Mountaineering and Climbing Club – the three-day annual meeting united UIAA Safety Commission members from national federations, representatives from manufacturers holding the UIAA Safety Label, together with delegates...

UIAA Request for Failed Climbing Top Anchors

The article below was also published on UKclimbing.com on 6 April, 2017. The UIAA is grateful to UKclimbing.com for its support in making climber safer. The UIAA Safety Commission is looking for samples of failed climbing top anchors to assist in several related matters with the...

UIAA and Safety Label holders convene at ISPO Munich

ISPO Munich, the world’s largest trade show for the sports business, closes today Wednesday 8 February. Over the past few days the UIAA Safety Label team, headed by Stephanie Stettbacher, has been present in Munich and taken the opportunity to meet with many existing UIAA...

UIAA Safety Label represented at ISPO Munich

The annual ISPO MUNICH, one of the most significant trade fairs for the global sports industry, will be held at the Messe München centre from 5-8 February, 2017. The UIAA Safety team, led by Safety Label Administrator Stephanie Stettbacher, will be present at the event to meet with...

Continued evolution of the UIAA Safety Label in China

The UIAA Safety Label extends its international reach. UIAA Safety Commission member Jean-Franck Charlet was recently invited by the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) to assist in the construction of an official UIAA safety laboratory in Beijing, the second of its kind on the Asian continent. The laboratory will...

Bolt warning. Daskaleio Climbing Crag, Greece.

The following update is courtesy of the UIAA Safety Commission. At the Daskaleio Climbing Crag near Athens, many bolts (10 mm AISI-304 expansion bolts) present severe signs of corrosion. During some stress tests a few bolts failed when loaded with body weight. Thus, climbing is not advised on this specific...

UIAA Safety Commission meets in Bergamo

The annual UIAA Safety Commission was hosted by the Club Alpino Italiano in Bergamo, Italy from 7-9 June. The good work of the UIAA Safety Commission could not be achieved without the support and dedication of the working groups, comprising the UIAA Safety Commission experts, the...

Black Diamond announces voluntary recall

A statement from UIAA Safety Label holder Black Diamond released on 13 April. Voluntary recall for inspection of Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata lanyard sets, Index Ascenders, Camalots™ and Camalot™ Ultralights We are a company of climbers. For more than 25 years, manufacturing climbing equipment...

New safety laboratory proposed in China

From left to right: Li Guowei Director of Exchange Department, Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA); Sophie Gerard, UIAA Office Manager; Stephanie Stettbacher, UIAA Office Coordinator & Safety Label Administrator; Wang Youngfeng, Vice President, CMA; Jean-Franck Charlet, UIAGM Mountain Guide and former UIAA Safety Commission President Representatives from...