UIAA – Newsletter, October 2016. Now Published.

The October 2016 UIAA Newsletter is now available.

The 2016  UIAA General Assembly, held in Brixen (Bressanone), Italy and organised by the Alpenverein Südtirol AVS, took centre-stage this month. UIAA member federations from six continents attended the annual meeting which witnessed Frits Vrijlandt re-elected as President, the confirmation of the Strategic Plan 2017-2020 and the welcoming of five new member federations. Mountain Wilderness was confirmed as the winner of the 2016 UIAA Mountain Protection Award and Reinhold Messner awarded UIAA honorary membership. Earlier in October, the Kalymnos Climbing Festival won the UIAA Rock Climber’s Award. Recently-elected UIAA MedCom President George Rodway shares the latest on the Commission’s extensive work. Dates for the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season are confirmed. And, the UIAA launches its revamped website.

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