IS YOUR EQUIPMENT REALLY CERTIFIED?

In recent months the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has been inundated with queries from climbers regarding the validity of equipment they have purchased. It has been drawn to the UIAA’s attention that an increasing number of online retailers are selling products...

UIAA LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE DONATE PROJECT

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has launched a Donate initiative to help raise funds for mountain-related projects worldwide. A dedicated Donate page on the UIAA website was one of the ideas put forward by a number of member associations and partners during...

2018 UIAA ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The UIAA, International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, has published its 2018 Annual Report. The look and format of the Report have been revamped. Conceived for the digital environment it includes links to key resources - such as UIAA news articles, video content and multimedia assets. Contents include: President's...

IMPORTANT CALLS FOR EQUIPMENT CHECKS

The UIAA is sharing details of two recent safety notifications from gear manufacturers. The first was issued on 22 March, 2019 by Edelrid, who called on the owners of the "Turn" pulley to check the riveting of these pulleys. This affects batch XXXX 18-150. Please note that...

A REVIEW OF ALL UIAA SPRING MEETINGS IN MALTA

Expertly hosted by the Malta Climbing Club (MCC) in early May, the UIAA Spring Meetings provided an opportunity for close collaboration between various organs of the UIAA – notably Management Committee, Commissions, Office as well as representatives from member associations. Three Commission meetings – Access, Ice Climbing...

VOLUNTARY RECALL OF ROCK EMPIRE’S DYNAMAX

Rock Empire has published a statement regarding a voluntary recall of its Dynamax with a production batch number of 170292 based on non-conformity testing results in Croatia. The Rock Empire statement reads: Please be advised that while the recall only affects production batch number 170292, we are suspending sales...