Global Members Newsletter released

The second edition of the UIAA Global Members' newsletter, designed to share news about UIAA member associations with other UIAA members, is now available. Produced in collaboration with the UIAA Management Committee Continental Representatives, this newsletter focuses on updates from the UIAA's 90 member organisations from 67 countries on six continents. Headline stories from this month: Raising environmental awareness a concern in France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom Mountaineering achievements for members in China Hong Kong, Hungary,...

2022 MPA Nominee – Romanian Alpine Club

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ONE HUNDRED PROUD YEARS OF FEDME

On 1 August 2022, UIAA founding member FEDME (Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada) celebrated its centenary. The celebration was followed by thousands of mountaineers and clubs all around Spain. The UIAA congratulates FEDME on this momentous achievement. The message below is courtesy of Alberto Ayora, current FEDME President In FEDME we commemorate in 2022 our centenary under the idea "a year to share", which identifies our philosophy of opening the federative world to society...

2022 MPA Nominee – Summit Foundation

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2022 MPA NOMINEES TO BE REVEALED

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is in the final stages of assessing and scoring the projects to have applied for this year’s Mountain Protection Award (MPA). This year’s Award is particularly significant as it coincides with the United Nations designating 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. Throughout the year, governments, international organisations and stakeholders are invited to raise awareness of the importance of conservation and sustainable use of mountain...

2022 MPA Nominee – Alpine Club of Canada

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2022 MPA Nominee – Acceso PanAm

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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 and 13 international visitors (from Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania and Spain) The camp is organised by UIAA full member FFCAM with the support of the UIAA Youth Commission. Training comes from...

UIAA STATEMENT ON GLACIER COLLAPSE ON MARMOLADA

The UIAA - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation - is saddened to hear about the loss of lives and severe injuries sustained following the collapse of a glacier on Marmolada, in the Italian Dolomites on 3 July. While the cause of the accident is being investigated, the region recently experienced a heatwave and a significant rise in temperatures. The impact of climate change on mountain regions and on the safety of climbers, mountaineers and mountain communities...

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 and slack workshops discovery of climbing sites in Royans-Vercors bouldering and urban bouldering in the village of Pont-en-Royans deep water soloing by the river slack and highline concerts, an outdoor...