GA DIGITAL MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE

The UIAA Office has produced a dedicated Guide to this year’s General Assembly in Larnaca, Cyprus. This digital publication has been created to support delegate’s planning and preparations for the event. Content includes details on the current programme and agenda as well as a snapshot of key discussion points and progress made by the UIAA during the current calendar year. A full review of the 2019 UIAA General Assembly will be published on the week of...

URGENT NOTICE – STOP USE ISSUED FOR SELECT MODELS OF PERFECT DESCENT AUTO BELAYS

The UIAA is sharing the following communication from C3 Manufacturing, published on 21 October: C3 Manufacturing, maker of Perfect Descent Auto Belays today announced a voluntary recall associated with the retraction springs in certain Model 220 Perfect Descent Auto Belays. Only units identified in the Official Notice require action and no other products have been affected. While no accidents have been reported, it is believed that a material defect in certain springs make them more likely...

RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MOUNTAIN HUT OFFERS

As one of the benefits of UIAA membership, member associations of the UIAA are entitled to use over a thousand mountain huts offering accommodation for 66,000 people across the entire alpine region – from Slovenia to Spain, including Picos de Europa, Sierra Nevada and the Apennine Mountains. Those eligible to benefit from reciprocity are offered the same overnight rates as members of the hut-owning associations; in some huts, these special conditions are up to 50...

FIRST COMMUNITY WINNER REVEALED

One of the innovations to feature as part of the 2019 UIAA Mountain Protection Award is the Community Award. This initiative provides the opportunity for the general public to recognise the projects they feel most deserving of support. Twelve projects have been shortlisted for the 2019 UIAA Mountain Protection Award. As well as promotion on the UIAA website, all nominees have been profiled on the UIAA’s Facebook channel. The four projects which attracted the highest...

MEMBER PROFILE: CHINA HONG KONG MOUNTAINEERING & CLIMBING UNION

Founded in 1984 as the Hong Kong Mountaineering Union and renamed as China Hong Kong Mountaineering & Climbing Union in 2012, after the return of Hong Kong sovereignty to China (as well as the merging of HK Sport Climbing Union to the Union), the CHKMCU serves to promote and develop the sports of climbing and hiking in a number of ways. This is achieved through a number of measures -  including the creation of its...

Peter Farkas receives Olympic medal

Although there are still 290 days to go until the next summer Olympic Games in Tokyo take place - where 339 gold medals will be awarded - a member of the UIAA family attended his own Olympic medal ceremony on 2 October in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  UIAA Mountaineering Commission President Peter Farkas, former UIAA Vice President, received a gold medal from the Mongolian National Olympic Committee as recognition for his ‘contribution to the development of Mongolian...

2020 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ICE CLIMBING CAMP IN GUILLESTRE, HAUTES ALPES

PLEASE NOTE AS OF 6 JANUARY 2020, REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS COMPLETE Registration is now open for the 2020 edition of the annual UIAA Global Youth Series Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre. The main goal of this youth ice climbing camp is to learn and practice many forms of ice climbing, one pitch, or routes with many pitches, and also how to manage a training ice climbing school. Dates:9- 15 February 2020 Location:In Guillestre, near Briançon in the...

RACE ON TO DECIDE COMMUNITY WINNER

One of the innovations to feature as part of the 2019 UIAA Mountain Protection Award is the Community Award. This initiative provides the opportunity for the general public to recognise the projects they feel most deserving of support. Throughout the past month, the 12 projects showcased as part of the 2019 UIAA Mountain Protection Award have been profiled on the UIAA’s Facebook channel. The four projects to provide the highest audience engagement figures will now be shortlisted for a final poll...

UPDATED UIAA MEMBERS DIRECTORY

The UIAA has updated its online members associations directory. The resource provides a rich array of information about each member association including links to dedicated articles and features, contact information, member social media channels and information about climbing in different member countries. Members are encouraged to provide the UIAA Office with updates and further information and to use the resource to share information with other members about visiting their country, mountain regions, permits and climbing facilities. Updates should be sent to news@theuiaa.org The UIAA...

UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY INFORMATION:
WELCOME TO CYPRUS

The 2019 UIAA General Assembly will be held on 2 November in Larnaca, Cyprus and hosted by the Cyprus Mountaineering Climbing & Orienteering Federation (C.M.C.O.F.). “It is a great pleasure and honour for the Cyprus Mountaineering Climbing & Orienteering Federation to host the 2019 UIAA General Assembly in Larnaca,” explains the association’s President Pavlos Georgiades. “The C.M.C.O.F. is proud to have been given the privilege to host this very important annual meeting of the UIAA. I’m...