MONT BLANC: WHEN AND WHY DO ROCKS FALL IN THE COULOIR DU GOÛTER?

A new study carried out by the EDYTEM – ISTerre laboratories, supported by the Petzl Foundation, has been conducted to better understand how rockfalls occur in the Goûter couloir, on the normal route up Mont Blanc. The study provides valuable information for mountaineers. In particular the study analyses: Which...

UPDATES FROM INTERNATIONAL SKYRUNNING FEDERATION

The following updates come from UIAA Unit Member, the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). It includes details on their new website and information on postponed/cancelled events. EVENT NEWS Youth Skyrunning World Championships postponed 2019 Asian Championships cancelled NEW ISF WEBSITE The following is a message from...

CLIMBERS: TAKE ACTION AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

The American Alpine Club has published a number of resources related to coronavirus Climbers take action The following article -17 March – invites climbers to play their part in suppressing the spread of the virus https://americanalpineclub.org/news/2020/3/17/climbers-take-action-against-coronavirus Lodges The following article -17 March – provides an...

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1990s Growth of competition sports In the early nineties, the first climbing competition World Cup was held, laying the ground for our competitive sports. There was an increased awareness about ethical issues related to mountaineering and the General Assembly unanimously adopted a motion against sightseeing...