ACUTE AND CHRONIC OVERSTRAIN INJURIES OF WORLD CUP ICE CLIMBERS

The UIAA Medical Commission, with the support of members of the UIAA Anti-Doping Commission, has released a paper analysing acute and chronic overstrain injuries in World Cup ice climbers. Background While rock climbing injuries have been well investigated this is not the case for ice climbing and its various disciplines. Since extreme body positions are normal in extreme ice climbing specific injury patterns may be expected (fig. 1-3). The authors investigated the participants of the UIAA Ice...

YOUTH ICE CLIMBING CAMP DATES CONFIRMED

The UIAA Youth Commission has confirmed details of its first official event in 2022. The popular annual Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre, Hautes Alpes (France) will be held from 20-26 February. The full programme and application details can be found here. For more about the UIAA Youth Commission please click here.   Photo: Lena Drapella...

CLIMBING TECHNOLOGY PUBLISH REQUEST FOR INSPECTION

UIAA Safety Label Holder Climbing Technology has informed the UIAA about an issue related to one of its certified products. The product is the pulley/rope clamp ROLLNLOCK item n° 2D652. Climbing Technology has issued a voluntary request for inspection on a potential problem. Full details ...

INFORMATION: UIAA European Continental Cup in Bern

The first event of the 2021-2022 UIAA Ice Climbing season will a European Continental Cup competition held in Bern, Switzerland on Saturday 13 November. The Event Programme and other information can be found here. Livestreaming will be available on the UIAA YouTube channel from the men and women's lead finals starting 1915 local time, CET. Live results will be posted here. For further information on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour please click here. Please note a new website...

THE UIAA ALIGNS WITH OTHER SECTOR LEADERS TO SIGN THE GLASGOW DECLARATION ON CLIMATE ACTION IN TOURISM

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation  – announced today that it has become a signatory and launch partner of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism unites travel and tourism behind a common set of pathways for climate action, aligning the sector with global commitments and catalysing collaborative solutions to the many challenges facing businesses and destinations globally. The Glasgow Declaration encourages the acceleration of...

MEMBERS INVITE TO REGISTER INTEREST FOR SECOND EDITION OF ALPINE HANDBOOK

Under the guidance of Steve Long, President of the UIAA Training Panel, and Stéphane Lozac'hmeur, Petzl Foundation, the UIAA Office is currently working on publishing the second edition of the Alpine Skills: Summer Handbook in English. A complete rework both regarding content and graphic design can be expected. The UIAA Office has produced an online form where member federations can register interest. Based on this non-binding feedback, the UIAA will have a clearer idea about how...

UIAA PLAYS ACTIVE ROLE AT COP26

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is being held in Glasgow, Scotland from 31 October – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action...

UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED ON 3 DECEMBER

A special UIAA Mountain Network Series webinar, the fourth of 2021, will be held on Friday 3 December to announce the winner of the 2020-2021 UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA). Organised with the support of the Bally Peak Outlook Foundation, established in 2020 by Swiss luxury brand Bally to preserve the mountains and their communities, the webinar will be part of the lead-up to Saturday 11 December’s annual International Mountain Day. A total of 24 projects operational...

UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY REVIEW 2021

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – held its annual General Assembly from 22-23 October. For the second year running the event was held online. A total of 128 delegates from over 71 member associations representing 56 countries attended. The 2021 General Assembly marked a year since Peter Muir (Alpine Club of Canada) became the federation’s 14th President. Muir, head of a seven-strong Executive Board (EB), assessed the progress made over the past twelve...

ABOUT THE 2021 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The 2021 UIAA General Assembly will be held on 22-23 October. The event will take place online and spread over two days. All voting matters take place on Saturday 23 October. The final agenda can be found here. The final programme can be found here. The event will also be broadcast live on YouTube (see below) and a review of the GA will be published shortly after the event. Day 1 of the UIAA General Assembly: Day 2 of the UIAA...