BMC supports Ukrainians impacted by the humanitarian crisis

UIAA full member, the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), has published information on how its members can register as hosts to those from the Ukrainian climbing community. The UIAA will also share details provided by other member associations running similar initiatives. Published by BMC on 18 March: On 18 March UK Government launched its ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme. Individual sponsors are asked to provide homes or a spare room rent-free for as long as they are able, with a...

UIAA ANTI-DOPING COMMISSION REPORTS ON PROGRESS

On the occasion of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia from 18-20 March, the UIAA Anti-Doping Commission held its annual meeting. All three Commission members, President Marija Andjelkovic, former President Nenad Dikic and Borja Osés García were in attendance. During the meeting the Commission discussed: The current issues impacting in and out of competition testing Past doping cases and the resolution of all open questions The Commission’s programme of events for 2022 Continued compliance...

REMINDER: UIAA MEMBERS ACCESS TO MOUNTAIN HUTS

As Covid-19 restrictions in many parts of the world are relaxed, and travel between different countries becomes easier, an increasing number of mountain-based facilities and services are fully operational. These includes mountain huts, many of which were closed for most of the past two years or running a reduced services. LOCATION OF THE HUTS Members of UIAA member associations (see directory here) are entitled to use approximately 1,200 mountain huts offering accommodation for up to 70,000 people...

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 FFCAM. The event forms part of the UIAA's Global Youth Summit events. The main goal of the camp is for youngsters to practice and develop many forms of climbing, cliffs with...

UIAA SAFECOM ENDORSES CLIMBER SAFETY VIDEOS

Through its regular Q&A series answering climber questions, its certified equipment and recall databases and array of climber safety articles, the UIAA Safety Commission is committed to providing climbers with accurate and timely content to help make informed decisions. One of the priorities for SafeCom is to make more video content available. In the past, SafeCom has endorsed safety videos produced by the German Alpine Club (DAV) and British Mountaineering Council (BMC). Over recent years, the Austrian...

UIAA STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE

3 March – Following the statement it released on 25 February, the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has continued to closely monitor the situation in Ukraine. Support for Ukrainian Mountaineering and Climbing Federation UIAA President Peter Muir has been in contact with Anna Yasynska, President of the Ukrainian Mountaineering and Climbing Federation, to offer the UIAA’s full support and to share the UIAA’s deep concern and sympathy. Suspension of officials from Russian Mountaineering Federation On 3...

REGISTER FOR 2022 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD

The application process for the ninth edition of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA) is now open. The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is particularly excited about this year’s Award which 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 ecosystems. The Mountain Protection Award,...

Statement:
UIAA Ice Climbing World Cups in Russia

25 February - After careful consideration of all factors, the UIAA Executive Board has decided that, in the interest of the safety of all participants and to maintain the integrity of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, the two remaining UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup events scheduled to take place in Russia between now and the end of the 2021-22 season are cancelled. In addition, the UIAA Executive Board makes it clear that it condemns in...

UIAA COMMISSIONS SET SCENE FOR 2022

The UIAA Management Committee (MC) and Commission Presidents met for the first time in 2022 on Saturday 12 February with the primary focus of discussions being the delivery of projects for the coming twelve months. In addition to updates from UIAA Commissions, one of the most significant developments was confirmation that the UIAA is to create a Climate Change Taskforce. Climate Change Taskforce The subject was introduced by UIAA President Peter Muir: “Thanks to the initiative and expressed interest...

UIAA MEDICAL COMMISSION REMEMBERS JIM MILLEDGE

The UIAA Medical Commission (MedCom) has paid tribute to its former member and longstanding associate Jim Milledge who passed away on 9 February aged 91. "Jim was a great pioneer in the field of high altitude medicine, and a role model for many climbers, high altitude physicians, researchers and friends. We will remember Jim fondly as a person with vision and a great thirst for knowledge," said current MedCom President Urs Hefti. As a tribute to Jim...