KAF CELEBRATES ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY

The UIAA congratulates the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF) on recently celebrating its 60th anniversary. KAF organised a number of events including a special assembly with 350 attendees. UIAA President Peter Muir sent the following tribute to KAF: On behalf of the UIAA I am pleased to congratulate the Korean Alpine Federations on the occasion of its 60 year anniversary. It is a tremendous accomplishment of which you can be deservedly proud. The UIAA is proud that KAF has...

A NEW ERA AT THE ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) is proud and excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director and President. The following communication is courtesy of the ACC: THE ACC’S FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT The results are in from The Alpine Club of Canada’s 2022 board of directors election and one of the results is historic. Isabelle Daigneault will be the first woman to serve as President of the ACC in the club’s 116-year history. From Arthur Oliver Wheeler,...

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 UIAA member associations and delegates. The digital report offers quick access to UIAA news articles, video content and multimedia assets. Contents of the 2021 Annual Report include: Annual message from UIAA President...

INFORMATION REGARDING 2022 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The annual UIAA General Assembly is the largest, and most important, gathering of UIAA member federations, commissions, representatives and partners. At the General Assembly, key decisions are made concerning UIAA’s role, its activities and budget and elections are held. The 2022 UIAA General Assembly, scheduled for 29 October, will take place in Banff, Canada and hosted by the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC). The ACC has created a dedicated microsite for delegates considering attending the event....

A unique chance to join the Matterhorn Skyrunning Workshop

Skyrunning. Where earth and mountains meet. Now is your chance to take part in the first Matterhorn Skyrunning Workshop in the most iconic location - right on the mountain - from 17-22 June, 2022. Sanctioned by the International Skyrunning Federation, UIAA unit member, the week-long Matterhorn Skyrunning Workshop is based in Cervinia, Italy, where the inventor of the sport and ISF President, Marino Giacometti, together with two skyrunning world champions, Franco Collé and William Boffelli, will...

MOUNTAINEERING WORLD UNITES IN SKOPJE

Skopje, North Macedonia, became the centre of European climbing and mountaineering when hosting the UIAA Spring meetings from 29 April – 3 May. The event was the first major UIAA in-person gathering since the Covid-19 pandemic began. In addition to UIAA Executive Board and Management Committee meetings, the General Assemblies of the European Mountaineering Associations (EUMA) and the Balkan Mountaineering Union (BMU) were also held. Collaboration was positive between all three organisations with a number of...

UIAA VOLUNTEER SERIES: JOOP SPIJKER

Having been associated with the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission since 1997, Joop Spijker’s maximum term as a full member of the Commission came to an end in May 2022. The UIAA thanks Joop for his quarter of a century of commitment to the UIAA during which time its Mountain Protection Commission has made significant strides. In this latest UIAA volunteer series article, he reflects on the past 25 years. “Before joining the UIAA,” reflects Joop, “I...

SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES IMPLEMENTED DURING RECENT UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD TOUR

The UIAA continues to investigate ways that it can make its competition events more sustainable. Ahead of the 2021-22 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour and for the first time, the federation put in place a dedicated Sustainability Plan for event organisers to adhere to. Through continued collaboration between its Mountain Protection (MPC) and Ice Climbing Commissions, the UIAA plans to make the guidelines even more stringent for coming seasons. The Ice Climbing Commission wishes to highlight some...

REGISTER FOR WOMEN GOING TO ALTITUDE CONFERENCE

On the weekend of 10-11 September 2022, the UIAA - in collaboration with the Swiss Alpine Club, Swiss SportClinic, SGGM (Swiss Society for Mountain Medicine) and the ISMM (International Society for Mountain Medicine) - will organise a Women Going to Altitude Conference. This event, to be held near Pontresina, Switzerland will follow the UIAA Medical Commission's update to its paper Women Going to Altitude, first released in 2008. The revised paper is expected to be released...

PIPES/BLACK DIAMOND: SAFETY CHECK FOR AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVER / BEACON MODE FAILURE

Pipes and Black Diamond have observed a small number of devices with malfunctioning electronics. In this case, the device might not switch from send mode to search mode. If you own/use a Pipes or Black Diamond Avalanche Transceiver, please visit the link and follow the instructions to check if your unit is affected. For full details, mode verification instructions and contact details please click here. UPDATE: On 5 May, the German Alpine Club (DAV) shared an important...