UIAA VOLUNTEER SERIES: NIKOLAY PRIMEROV

At 37, and in relative terms, Nikolay Primerov is one of the younger volunteers supporting the UIAA, International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation. Over the past few years he has served as one of the Athlete Representatives on the Ice Climbing Commission. “My motivation for joining as an Athletes' Representative was to improve communication as sometimes it felt like the Commission was just working by itself,” explains Nikolay. “Now I feel like this link has been...

UIAA MEDCOM CONTRIBUTES TO COVID-19 AND MOUNTAINEERING PAPER

The UIAA Medical Commission, primarily its President Urs Hefti, have contributed to a new paper ‘SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 & mountain sports: specific risks, their mitigation and recommendations for policy makers’. The publication is one of the first dedicated to Covid-19 and outdoor/mountain sports. A summary of the draft paper is available here. The full draft paper can be downloaded from the Mountaineering Scotland website. Although the paper is still to be finalised, given the immediacy and global prevalence...

Doug SCOTT

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UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD TOUR:
ADAPTING TO THE NEW NORMAL

At the beginning of the summer the UIAA Ice Climbing Commission published a very exciting provisional 2021 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour calendar. When the calendar was released, the Commission also added an advisory that the feasibility of events taking place was dependent on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now some three months on, the Commission – with the support of the UIAA Executive Board and Office – has considered the current situation and the...

REVIEW: 2020 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The 2020 UIAA General Assembly (GA) was held on 23-24 October. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual meeting took place online for the first time in the federation’s 88-year history. A record number of delegates - 130 representatives from 68 countries - joined on Zoom and a further 250 member federation representatives and partners followed an accompanying livestream on YouTube. Presidential Election Peter Muir from the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) was elected as the new...

PETER MUIR ELECTED AS UIAA PRESIDENT

Peter Muir from the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) was today elected as the new President of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation. Muir, elected during the federation’s first ever online General Assembly, becomes the UIAA's 14th President (including two Acting Presidents) and the second from Canada. Muir succeeds Frits Vrijlandt, Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Club (NKBV), Netherlands as UIAA President. Vrijlandt’s second and, as defined in the UIAA Articles of Association, final four-year...

IMPACT OF COVID-19 CAUSES CONCERN FOR PROGRESS OF MOUNT EVEREST BIOGAS PROJECT

Following recent profiles on the progress made by two past UIAA Mountain Protection Award winners – Mountain Wilderness France (2016) and AlpineLearning Project Weeks (2019) – the focus turns to 2017 winner Mount Everest Biogas Project (MEBP). The United States-based project, launched in 2010, is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation that has designed an environmentally sustainable solution to dealing with the impact of human waste on Mount Everest and eventually other high altitude locations.  This year was...

GUIDE TO THE 2020 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Information below concerns the UIAA General Assembly, to be held online, on 23-24 October. Digital Magazine & Annual Report For delegates attending the 2020 UIAA General Assembly, a dedicated digital guide has been made available. The GA, to be held online, will take place on 23-24 October. The guide can be downloaded here. The purpose of the Guide is to ease delegate planning and preparations by offering all key information about the event (agenda, programme, training sessions, elections,...

SAC SHARES GUIDE TO HOSTING PHYSICAL MEETINGS

The Swiss Alpine Club, through its President Françoise Jaquet (member of the UIAA Management Committee and the UIAA Covid-19 Crisis Consultation Taskforce), has made the following information available to UIAA members. At the end of August, the SAC held its own physical General Assembly (with invites confined to voting delegates, around 200 people attended). The protocols the SAC put in place, measures which UIAA members planning future physical meetings may find useful, are linked below. Protocols included...

JOIN THE ACCESS FUND’S CLIMBING ADVOCACY CONFERENCE

On 14 and 15 November, the Access Fund is organising its annual Climbing Advocacy Conference. For the first time the event will be exclusively online and open to international attendees. The theme this year is "A Global Perspective on Local Solutions" and currently speakers from ten different countries will participate. The UIAA will be represented at the event through its Access Working Group. Other UIAA Commissions, delegates and UIAA member associations are invited to attend. Registration...