PRIORITIES AND PROJECTS FOR 2023

One of the significant segments of the recent UIAA General Assembly (see review here) was the platform provided to the UIAA Commissions, responsible for delivering the federation’s core projects and in alignment with its Strategic Plan. Below is a summary of the Commission presentations from...

REVIEW: UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2022

The 2022 UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – General Assembly (GA) was held in Banff, Canada on Saturday 29 October and hosted by the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC). It marked the UIAA’s 82nd GA and the third in Banff following events in...

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...

REVIEW: UIAA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AUGUST MEETING

The UIAA Management Committee held its latest meeting on Saturday 27 August. The online meeting followed April’s in-person meeting in Skopje, North Macedonia. The main points addressed at the MC meeting were: Decision to dissolve the UIAA Ice Climbing Commission and put in place an interim...

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...

FRENCH FEDERATION ORGANISES CLIMBING CAMP FOR YOUTH

UIAA full member, FFCAM, has provided details of a summer climbing camp to be held from 23-27 August. The camp will take place in Pont-en-Royans in the Isère valley. In addition to climbing activities, there will also be a number of climbing-related cultural events. Programme: climbing, multi-pitch, trad...

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...

Registration open for 2022 Youth Climbing Camp in Ariege

Registration is open for this year’s UIAA Global Youth event in Ariege, France. The annual camp will take place from 6-11 July and is open to people from 16-25 years old. The event is organised by the UIAA Youth Commission and the Toulouse branch of...