CLIMBING TECHNOLOGY PUBLISH REQUEST FOR INSPECTION

UIAA Safety Label Holder Climbing Technology has informed the UIAA about an issue related to one of its certified products. The product is the pulley/rope clamp ROLLNLOCK item n° 2D652. Climbing Technology has issued a voluntary request for inspection on a potential problem. Full details ...

THE UIAA ALIGNS WITH OTHER SECTOR LEADERS TO SIGN THE GLASGOW DECLARATION ON CLIMATE ACTION IN TOURISM

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation  – announced today that it has become a signatory and launch partner of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism unites travel and tourism behind a common set of...

UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY REVIEW 2021

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – held its annual General Assembly from 22-23 October. For the second year running the event was held online. A total of 128 delegates from over 71 member associations representing 56 countries attended. The 2021 General Assembly marked...

AAC RELEASES ANNUAL ACCIDENTS GUIDE IN SPANISH

The American Alpine Club (AAC) has launched a Spanish edition of its annual Accidents in North American Climbing. This book has been published annually by the American Alpine Club since 1949, sharing stories and lessons from climbing accidents throughout North America. Now, with this first-ever translation...

UIAA RELEASES LOAD SHARING DEVICES STANDARD

The UIAA Safety Commission is delighted to confirm the publication of UIAA Standard 130 Load Sharing Devices. The Standard can be downloaded here. This Standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for all types of load sharing devices commonly used in mountaineering (climbing and associated activities)...

UIAA SAFETY COMMISSION REPORTS ON STANDARDS PROGRESS

The UIAA Safety Commission held its latest Plenary Session between 31 May and 1 June. Over the two-day online meeting, the Plenary welcomed 11 UIAA accredited laboratory representatives, 13 national delegates and representatives from 27 leading manufactures of climbing and mountaineering equipment. Top Highlights: Two...