Application for ice climbers’ anti-doping certificate open

Dear athletes, At the beginning of 2016/2017 season, the UIAA launched its anti-doping online education programme for ice climbers and skyrunners. All athletes competing in the upcoming UIAA Ice Climbing season must pass the test and obtain a certificate. Although this education is only mandatory for UIAA licensed athletes, the UIAA hopes it can be useful to anyone interested in finding more information about fighting anti-doping. Before you start your journey through our course, please take a careful look at the step-by-step guideline here. To  successfully pass the course and...

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Promoting Clean Climbing through doping controls and education

The UIAA’s commitment to anti-doping and promotion of ‘Clean Climbing’ is a significant part of its activities. The federation has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, and its work in this field is centered in two distinct areas – the enforcement of doping controls and development of educational practices. The first component, doping controls, is an obligatory element, one focused on the testing of athletes, and sport specific substances, both out of...

Past, Present, Future: Asian mountaineering community re-unites in Nepal

Kathmandu and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) played host to a weeklong array of international mountaineering events in mid-November. Commencing proceedings was the General Assembly of the UAAA, the Union of Asian Alpine Associations, held from 18 November with representatives from sixteen different Asian federations in attendance. Featuring among the talking points were the recent Asian Piolet d’Or Awards, the environment, youth participation and expeditions. In parallel, the NMA hosted a two-day conference on mountain tourism and climate...

Ice Climbers: Important logistical information

Addresses of competition venues, visa application details, event registration, accommodation options, are all among the topics covered in the UIAA Ice Climbing event-specific FAQS. The UIAA has posted factsheets for the following events (please click on the event name): Durango Beijing Cheongsong Information on the remaining events will be available shortly. Mandatory Anti-Doping Certificate Dear athletes, From the beginning of 2016/2017 season onwards, the UIAA launched its anti-doping online education programme for ice climbers and skyrunners. All athletes competing in UIAA Ice Climbing events must...

FAQs and Logistical Information: Cheongsong

Q. Where can I pay for the registration, the meals and the accommodation? A. Please pay on Site. Only cash in Euros is accepted. Athletes: EUR 200 per person (Participation Fee EUR 50, Accommodation, Meal & Transportation Fee EUR 150) Officials: EUR 150 per person (including Manager, Coach and others) (for Accommodation, Meal & Transportation) EUR 150 includes: Accommodation: 3 nights and 4 days from Friday 13th January to Monday 16th January, 2017 Meals: From Dinner 13th January to...

FAQs and Logistical Information: Beijing

Q. Where do I register for the event? A. Please contact your Federation which received login details to register its athletes. It must be done through the federation. Q. How do I obtain a visa for the event? A. To obtain a visa go to the closest Chinese Embassy and bring along: Passport copies (2x) Confirmation of residency (if not same as citizenship) Passport picture (1x) VISA application form Copy of flight tickets (there and back) Copy of...

FAQs and Logistical Information: Durango

Q. Where do I register for the event? A. Please contact your Federation which received login details to register its athletes. It must be done through the federation. Q. How do I obtain a visa for the event? A. Apply for the ESTA. Please check that you are on the list of VISA WAIVER PROGRAM COUNTRIES - else please contact the closest US embassy as soon as possible. The Contact address to put on the ESTA is: The Rock Lounge Marcus...

2016 Piolets d’Or Asia winners announced

The Piolets d’Or Asia celebrated its 11th anniversary in Seoul, Korea on 4 November. These Awards, known as the Oscars of Alpinism, have been leading the development of Asian mountaineering culture for the last ten years. Among those recognised were a UIAA honorary member and a UIAA ice climbing champion. 11th Piolets d’Or Asia Awards (co-winners); The joint winners of the main award were confirmed as: A Korean Team led by Mr. Chang-Ho, Kim, who has completed all 14 Himalayan Giants without...

UIAA Mountaineering Commission meets in Jordan

The UIAA Mountaineering Commission (MountComm) met in Petra, Jordan, in November 2016. The meeting, which was hosted by the Jordan Tourism Board, was attended by 14 delegates from 11 different countries, plus the MountComm’s previous President, Eliza Moran. Khaled Al-Raggad, head of sustainable adventure tourism in the Jordan Tourist Board, welcomed MountComm, and described Jordan’s commitment to protecting wilderness areas, and involvement of those who live in these areas in tourist services and the area’s...

Continued evolution of the UIAA Safety Label in China

The UIAA Safety Label extends its international reach. UIAA Safety Commission member Jean-Franck Charlet was recently invited by the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) to assist in the construction of an official UIAA safety laboratory in Beijing, the second of its kind on the Asian continent. The laboratory will be built inside a huge artificial climbing structure, some 48m high and 150m wide, a veritable mountain in its own right. The new laboratory will allow the CMA to test all mountain...