Tallaght: Help the Hills

Our goal has been to become a voice for our mountains, to educate and promote Tallaght as a gateway to our mountain areas....

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PROVISIONAL CALENDAR ANNOUNCED FOR
2018 UIAA ICE CLIMBING SEASON

The UIAA has put in place the provisional calendar for the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season. A diverse and spectacular season lies ahead. The 2018 World Tour, partnered by The North Face Korea, will comprise five World Cup events in as many countries on two different continents. The World Tour season opens in the magnificent and unique ice climbing dome of Saas Fee, Switzerland and closes in the ice climbing paradise that is Kirov, Russia. Three Continental Championships...

A TRUE COMMITMENT TO ALL ASPECTS OF ROCK CLIMBING

The International Climbers’ Festival, held from 12-16 July in Lander, Wyoming (USA), has been confirmed as the winner of the 2017 UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award. The popular five-day event welcomed over 1,000 participants including a number of recognised international climbers representing some 37 US states and 16 overseas countries from Asia, Australasia, Europe, North and South America. The UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award was launched in 2015 and is open to climbing festival organisers who...

UIAA DECLARATIONS

ANNIVERSARY OF TWO SEMINAL PAPERS

Throughout its proud history, the UIAA has drafted and published several groundbreaking papers and declarations designed to address critical subjects and concerns in the climbing and mountaineering world. A number of these papers celebrate notable anniversaries in 2017 including the 35th anniversary of the Kathmandu Declaration and the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Ethical Code for Expeditions. The Kathmandu Declaration, published in October 1982, ‘focused on the protection of the mountains as well as...

UIAA attends Skyrunning General Assembly

The International Skyrunning Federation, a unit member of the UIAA, recently held its annual General Assembly. UIAA Executive Board member Thomas Kähr was in attendance to highlight the collaboration between the two international federations. The following report is courtesy of the ISF: The 10th International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly was held on July 28th, 2017, concomitant with the Youth Skyrunning World Championships over the same weekend in the Principality of Andorra. Two thirds of the members, either directly or by proxy, were represented at the meeting, hosted by...

UIAA Newsletter, August 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for August 2017 is now available to view. The UIAA continues to lead the way in promoting safe mountain practices. Part of this commitment is through the work of its Safety Commission, who in July 2017 published the UIAA's 23rd Safety Standard. The new entry, Standard 156, is dedicated to avalanche rescue shovels. Meanwhile UIAA members are reminded about the benefits of the Mountain Hut Exchange scheme and are introduced to the UIAA's...

Avoiding the perils of Kilimanjaro

The highest mountain on the Africa continent, Kilimanjaro, is one of the world’s most popular climbing destinations. As recent reports of fatalities sadly testify it also remains, often to people’s surprise, one of the world’s most dangerous. It is reported that approximately 1,000 people are evacuated from the mountain each year. Despite reliable weather and relatively straightforward access, illness and injury are commonplace. Of the 40,000+ visitors ‘Kili’ attracts each year, between 50 and 75% turn...

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REVIEW: INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CLIMBING CAMP, ARIÈGE (FRANCE)

Between 8-13 July, 2017 in Ariège, a department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France, played host to one of this summer’s UIAA International Youth Climbing Camps. The meet comprised an enthusiastic group of youngsters from 10-14 years of age, of differing levels of climbing background. Their training under the expert guidance of regular UIAA Global Youth Summit instructors included both practical exercises such as a revision of climbing basics and outdoor practice in many of the...