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Founded in 1932, the UIAA is the international federation for climbing and mountaineering. The UIAA represents the interests of over three million climbers and mountaineers from member federations on all six continents. The UIAA has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995.

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2018 UIAA Ice Climbing Season:
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The North Face

UIAA @UIAAmountains The American Alpine Club (AAC) is hosting its 10th annual International Climbers’ Meet (ICM), to be held the week o… 20 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains RT @TheLascoPress: 2018 North American Ice Climbing Champions Crowned at Peabody’s in Fenton #naicc #iceclimbing #i 2 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains 'Groups are their own creatures, and group members with the greatest charisma, authority or self-assurance will set… 2 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Application for the 2018 UIAA Mountain Protection Award opens this weekend. Details on how to get involved. Flyers… 3 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Mountain Skills, exploring leadership and group dynamics. 7 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains UIAA Access Commission presents the latest in its country profiles with a short article on some challenges facing t… 1 week ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains RT @MtnResearch: Streamed live this Friday March 16! What influence do federal governments, federal states, destinations, municipalities, t… 1 week ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Details on launch press conference - 24 March - for 2018 UIAA Mountain Protection Award 1 week ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains FFCAM announces early opening of mountain huts in the Massif des Ecrins. 2 weeks ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Identifying the dangers associated with objective hazards - as well as developing their athletic and technical skil… 2 weeks ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Application for 2018 UIAA Mountain Protection Award opens on 24 March / following trophy presentation & press confe… 2 weeks ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains RT @Team_BMC: 4 hours and 57 minutes! The incredible new winter record on the Cuillin Ridge from @Uisdeanhawthorn, who positively romped ac… 2 weeks ago

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