A GIANT OF THE HIMALAYA

Elizabeth Hawley, the renowned journalist and chronicler of Himalayan expeditions, passed away in Nepal on Friday 26 January. On sharing the news, Ang Tshering Sherpa, UIAA Honorary Member and Chairman of the Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities (CAHC) wrote: “The worldwide mountaineering community has lost a great friend in Elizabeth Hawley but her memory will live on in the legacy she leaves behind in the form of her life’s work, the Himalayan Database.” The Himalayan Database is...

REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR 4TH IRAN SUMMER YOUTH CAMP

The fourth edition of the popular Iran Youth Summer Climbing Camp will take place in June 2018. The youth camp in Iran, organised by the UIAA Youth Commission in collaboration with UIAA member federation the Iran Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Federation (IMSCF), is designed for young climbers from around the world to take part in a joint expedition in a convivial, friendly atmosphere. Youngsters are guided in snow and ice techniques by a team of experienced...

THE HISTORY BOY

History was made during Round 2 of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour in Rabenstein when Mohammadreza Korouyeh Safdarian claimed gold in the men's lead competition to seal a first ever success for an Iranian athlete in the competition's 16-year history....

DMM: New products on show at ISPO Munich

DMM will be exhibiting its latest products and developments from Jan 28 - 31 at ISPO Munich, hall A3 (booth 436). The PerfectO carabiner becomes DMM’s latest addition to its hardware range. Remarkably compact, it uses a new extra short gate to minimise eye-to-eye length whilst maintaining usability and easy one-handed use. The true oval shape provides effective centring of loads and the fully rounds rope bearing areas increase carabiner and rope longevity. The plain gate PerfectO with...

RABENSTEIN IM SCHEINWERFERLICHT

Click here for English version Start zur zweiten Runde im UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup 2018 an. Ab morgen ist Rabenstein im Passeiertal, Südtirol, Schauplatz der spektakulären Wettkämpfe der Eiskletterer – dies nur eine Woche nach dem begeisternden Tour-Start in Saas-Fee. Und wenige Tage, bevor die Tour zu den nächsten Etappen nach China und Südkorea aufbricht. Die Eiskletterer schätzen Rabenstein als langjährigen und attraktiven Veranstaltungsort, Reinhard Graf, Wettkampforganisator, erklärt: „Der Ort überzeugt mit Sicherheit durch die einzigartige...

IR ICE ROCK: Competitive ice climbing season is at its height

Dear colleagues and friends! ICE ROCK team successfully takes part in the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. On the very first stage in Saas-Fee Alexey Dengin took the gold medal, Alexey Tomilov placed second. It was unforgetable experience! Original Article. This news article is independent of the UIAA and dedicated to latest news shared by UIAA Safety Label holders....

RABENSTEIN READY TO ROCK

Tomorrow signals the start of the second round of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour partnered by The North Face Korea. Following a pulsating season opener in Saas Fee last weekend it is the turn of Rabenstein, Italy to play host before the competition moves to the Asian continent on successive weekends....

BEGEISTERNDER START ZUR UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD TOUR 2018 IN SAAS FEE

Klicke hier für die Englische Version Mehr als eine Viertelmillion Livestream-Zuschauer weltweit beim spektakulären Auftakt zur UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour 2018 in Saas Fee. Spannung und Spektakel pur im weltbekannten Ice Dome von Saas Fee. Die Speed-Wettkampf am Freitag boten eine atemberaubende Show, die Lead-Wettkämpfe am Samstag abend sorgten für hautnahes Drama bis zur letzten Minute. Die UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour in Partnerschaft mit The North Face Korea wird nächstes Wochenende in Rabenstein, Südtirol, mit...

Climbers Against Cancer make Swiss donation

On Saturday evening representatives of the UIAA were honoured to organise a special ceremony ahead of the Lead Finals at the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. During the ceremony, the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation were presented with a donation of £25,000 by Climbers Against Cancer (CAC). CAC was created by the late John Ellison, a British climber, who after being diagnosed with terminal cancer established a charity that has since raised hundreds of thousands of...

Creating Consciousness: A campaign to clean, recover and protect Los Calambucos Valley

Since entering the UIAA Mountain Protection Award platform in 2016, the Mountain Cultural Center, or CCM in its abbreviation in Spanish (Centro Cultural de Montaña), from Arequipa, Peru, has been making consistent and promising steps towards mountain protection, steadily fulfilling their goal of linking the different mountain recreation and tourism locales for conservation within regions in Arequipa and in Peru. In so doing, they continue to grow a network of key mountain recreation and tourism...