TRAINING IN THE NEW NORMAL

Owing to the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic all onsite courses scheduled by the UIAA Training Panel have been postponed until further notice. In response to the lockdown currently impacting most areas of the world, the UIAA is having to adapt to the new normal and is using the opportunity to make progress on projects which can be managed remotely and from home. To cite an example, the UIAA Training Panel President Steve Long and his...

INDIAN MOUNTAINEERING FOUNDATION IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

The following letter to its members was published by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) on 7 April. The original article can be found here. Dear Respected Members,  As the pandemic of Corona Virus rages on unabated, I take this opportunity to wish you and your  families, good health and well being! These are unprecedented times for our Nation and Countrymen, indeed for the human race  the world over. As we fight this deadly  onslaught on humanity, we have no...

FEDME (SPAIN) MESSAGE TO THE MOUNTAINEERING COMMUNITY

The following communication was provided by UIAA full member, FEDME –Federación Española De Deportes De Montaña Y Escalada, on 7 April. Representing the Spanish Autonomous Federations and clubs, we stand in solidarity with the dramatic situation that our country is experiencing and show our love and absolute support for the families of the victims and the sick people. At the same time, we want to convey our thanks and appreciation for the effort and dedication of...

Measures implemented in North Macedonia

The following update is courtesy of Goran Nikoloski, Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia. SUMMARY OF NATIONWIDE MEASURES All events suspended All schools closed Land borders closed Non-essential production stopped Non-essential shops closed Non-essential movement-banned Police hours (21:00 – 06:00) Daily movement of age groups divided: 06:00 – 11:00 – 67 – over 67 years old 11:00 – 21:00 – 2– 66 years old Northern border town Kumanovo - ban of movement during whole weekend. FEDERATION INFORMATION Executive structures of FPSM (Mountaineering Federation of...

SWISS ALPINE CLUB: Summary of COVID-19 measures

The following information is courtesy of Swiss Alpine Club President, and UIAA Management Committee member, Françoise Jaquet. A detailed overview on our actions and communication can be found on the SAC website https://www.sac-cas.ch/fr/le-cas/les-cabanes-du-cas-restent-fermees-23205/ https://www.sac-cas.ch/en/the-sac/sac-huts-remain-closed-23205/ Since March 2 and throughout the evolution of the recommendations of the Federal Council and the Federal Office of Public Health, we informed regularly the section presidents by dedicated letters and our members by communication on our website. On March 13 we created a crisis task...

Best Climbing movies to stream

Climbing.com has recently published a list of its best climbing films currently available to stream. This includes three previous winners of the UIAA prize at the Trento Film Festival - Valley Uprising, The Dawn Wall and Free Solo. The list can be found here.   Main photo: The Dawn Wall, Firefall on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California, USA // Shawn Reeder / Red Bull Content Pool ...

CBME: Mountaineers united against COVID-19

The following communication was published on 24 March by CBME - Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation (CBME) - the UIAA's full member in Brazil. The below is a Google translation of the original Portuguese into English. Due to the global crisis of COVID-19, the main recommendation is to stay home! The Brazilian community of climbers and climbers has come together to stimulate and promote the containment of the spread, canceling events, festivals, club meetings, lectures, etc. Individually, it is also necessary...

Danish Climbing Association cancels all activities until June

Please find a recent communication from UIAA Associate Member, Danish Climbing Association. The passage below is a Google translation of part of the original article in Danish: The closure of all sports facilities, etc. is valid until 13 April. All association activities and all federal activities during this period must of course be canceled. However, there is not much to suggest that we can start again right now. To avoid confusion and late cancellations, we have taken...

AUSTRIA: CHANGES TO SEMINAR PROGRAMMES

UIAA full member - Verband Alpiner Vereine Österreichs (VAVO)/Austria – has published regularly updates about the impact of Covid-19 on its programmes, notably hiking guide activities. The below is a translation from the original in German. Which hiking guide seminars are cancelled? Due to the current regulations of the federal government on the handling of the new virus SARS-CoV-2, we are forced to cancel the following hiking guide seminars with a heavy heart: April 23-26, 2020, basic module Unterach 04-...