State of Affairs: Mountain and climbing areas access in Argentina. Argentinean Ski and Andinism Federation (FASA)

The following article is courtesy of Esteban Degregori (member of the UIAA Access Commission, Regional Director of Access PanAm and President of Acceso Buenos Aires) Argentinean territory holds 5,000 kilometers of the Andes mountain range. Additionally, our country's geology exhibits other scattered ranges which are ideal for activities such as hiking, trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing and high altitude mountaineering. During the last 20 years the number of people taking part in outdoor activities has grown exponentially, a...

Applications open for 2017 International Climbers’ Meet

The American Alpine Club (AAC) is hosting its 10th annual International Climbers’ Meet (ICM), to be held the week of 8 - 14 October, 2017 in Yosemite Valley.  This year, the AAC will have three days of education programming, host climbers available for guidance, and, per usual, an international cast of characters that will be crushing Yosemite. Applicants should have intermediate or advanced level experience with: Placement and removal of protection Multi-pitch rope management At least two...

UIAA presents best climbing film at SHAFF

Held between 17-19 March, the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (SHAFF), showcases more than 100 of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films hand-picked around the world. The event is presented by the British Mountaineering Council. Among the Awards presented at this year’s festival was the UIAA Best Climbing Film. Recipient of the Award was Dodo’s Delight, a 28-minute US-produced film directed by Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell and Sean Villanueva-O'Driscoll. Below is SHAFF’s description of...

THE UIAA HIRING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is looking for a Director of Operations for its headquarters located in Bern, Switzerland. The successful candidate will report to the UIAA Executive Board (EB) and be responsible for the overall coordination of the UIAA’s activities, lead and manage the office staff, work with the Management Committee and various commissions. To apply please send your cv together with a cover letter stating your credentials for the role. Starting...

Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Following three outstanding editions, April 6 - the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) - has become one of the best means to highlight sport as a universal tool for development and peace and an occasion supported by the UIAA. Ahead of the 2017 edition, UIAA member federations are invited to participate in this special occasion. There are two ways to participate: one is to celebrate IDSDP by taking action and the second is to...

Return of the Climber’s Manifesto

Continuing the Climber's Manifesto series - the UIAA's ten pledges for climbers and mountaineers. #2 Aspire to leave no trace on the rock face or mountain side when I climb. On bolted climbs I will respect the rock and minimize my impact, adhering to local agreements, ethics and values. The UIAA first published the ‘UIAA Recommendations on the Preservation of Natural Rock for Adventure Climbing’ in 2014. The document, spearheaded by longstanding UIAA Management Committee member Doug Scott,...

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...