REPORT: UIAA ICE CLIMBING YOUTH CAMP, GUILLESTRE (FRANCE)

The annual UIAA Global Youth Series ice climbing camp in Guillestre, France was held from 5-11 February, 2017. The camp comprised: Instructor training for eight adults Youth UIAA camp, 6 youngsters Camp for youngsters from the Club Alpine Français, Toulouse, 8 youngsters (12-17 years) Camp for eight youngsters from the regional Pyrenees alpine team About 35 people including staff The perfect location of this camp, in the French paradise of ice climbing, with many different sites, different...

Coordination Montagne seeks partners for Alpine Style Week

A message to European UIAA member federations from Coordination Montagne. The French national coordination for mountain activities (Coordination Montagne) is working on projects related to youth participation and mountaineering. Based in Grenoble, French Alps, the Coordination Montagne wants to use the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1968 Olympic Games to promote mountain activities among the youth. We are working on an Alpine Style Week in April 2018. This will be a weeklong European project gathering 12 partners from 12 different countries...

Registration Open: International Youth Climbing Camp. Ariege (France)

The main goal of this youth climbing camp is to practice many forms of climbing, cliffs with one pitch, or routes with many pitches, on different types of rock, granite or limestone. It will be also possible also to do canyonning and caving / speleology. THE FULL PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION FORM CAN BE DOWLOADED HERE Dates: 8 - 13 July 2017. Possible to stay both only for a few days, and to arrive on any day. Location: Gite Les Oustalous, Les...

GYS Report: Ice Climbing Camp, Dolomites

The second Ice Climbing Camp for the 2017 UIAA Global Youth Summit took place in the Dolomites from 9-13 February, 2017. The logistic base of the event was the Sasso di Stria Hotel, Piani di Falzarego, minutes below the pass of the same name. There were 15 participants: four foreigners from Slovenia, Austria and India, and 11 Italians. The group was supervised by the following Youth Leaders: Rosella Chinellato, UIAA Youth Commission Representative, Franco Api,...

IMPROVING MOUNTAIN LIVES,
SAFEGUARDING OUR MOUNTAINS

Application process now open for the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award.  The deadline is 30 June, 2017 (extended to 14 July, 2017). During its five years of existence, the annual UIAA Mountain Protection Award has made a tangible difference to mountain lives, communities and the environment. It has enabled people to raise finances to build key infrastructures, conduct vital research and fulfil pending goals; it has provided an international showcase and communication platform for projects to raise...

EXPERTISE, EDUCATION AND A LOVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. THE UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION COMMISSION, WORKING TO SAFEGUARD ALL MOUNTAINS

oThe upcoming launches of this year’s Mountain Protection Award and Respect the Mountains series, both core UIAA projects in the field of mountain sustainability, provides an opportune moment to talk to Dr Carolina Adler, UIAA Mountain Protection Commission President, about the UIAA and the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission’s important work in this field. First, and foremost, why is it important that the UIAA is an active player in the sphere of mountain protection? Carolina Adler: Mountains are...

A Guide to Climbing and Mountain Hiking Access in Brazilian Parks

The UIAA Access Commission’s country-specific series on access, conservation and climbing cultures continues with a guide to Brazil courtesy of Nelson Brügger and Kika Bradford, UIAA Access Commission members from CBME (Brazil). Brazil is well known for its carnival parties, beaches, soccer (let’s not mention the 2014 World Cup….) and mosquito diseases. In addition, the Amazon Rainforest is world renowned for its biodiversity. The world does not know, though, that Brazil also has a vibrant climbing...

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 2017. NOW PUBLISHED.

The February 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. 2017-specific details about core UIAA sustainability projects will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Ahead of the application process opening for the UIAA Mountain Protection Award, a former winner reports on their progress. Coming under the spotlight are the climbing and mountaineering cultures in Poland and Cyprus. The UIAA Ice Climbing season finishes in style with the biennial World Championships in Champagny-en-Vanoise, a competition broadcast live on the Olympic...

THREE MILLION VIEWERS FOR 2017 UIAA ICE CLIMBING SEASON

Some excellent viewing statistics were achieved during the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season which concluded in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France in early February. The headline number being the estimated three million views for the video content produced during the campaign. For the 2017 season the UIAA put in place a significant number of developments aimed at making it easier for fans to follow the action through a consistent, high-quality production plan distributed on a range of different channels. All...

Climbing films to be screened at SHAFF

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, known as SHAFF, and presented by the BMC will take place from 17-19 March, 2017.  The event takes place at the same time as the UIAA Management Committee meeting held in the same city. The festival features more than 100 of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films hand-picked from around the world. This includes a number of climbing and mountaineering films. Climbing: Four separate session of climbing films have been organised with...