TIME TO BREAK THE ICE!

The resort of Malbun, Liechtenstein hosted the first official ice climbing competition of 2018 with the staging of the annual UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships from 5-7 January. The event provided an opportunity for the next generation of athletes to display their talent. The competition was...

HOW TO FOLLOW THE UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

The annual UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships take place in Malbun, Liechtenstein on 6-7 January. The event will be organized by UIAA member federation Liechtensteiner Alpenverein. The World Youth Championships are a fundamental aspect of the UIAA’s commitment to the future of ice climbing and present...

QUALITY CONTROL. ROBUSTNESS. SHARING BEST PRACTICES. THE BENEFITS OF UIAA TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBER FEDERATIONS.

Training is a fundamental component of the UIAA’s commitment to mountain safety and advancing climbing and mountaineering skills worldwide. In fulfilling this mission, the UIAA has been active in the field of accrediting qualifications (today Mountain Qualification Labels) since 1993, when the original four standards were...

Remembering Norman Dyhrenfurth

Norman Gunther Dyhrenfurth, Swiss-American mountaineer and filmmaker, died on Sunday 24 September, aged 99. One of Dyhrenfurth’s most celebrated achievements is his leadership of the first successful United States expedition to Mount Everest in 1963. As figurehead for the campaign, Dyhrenfurth was responsible for its fundraising and devising...