INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY. UIAA GLOBAL MEMBER FEDERATIONS MARK ANNUAL OCCASION

International Mountain Day, Sunday 11 December 2016 The UIAA counts 92 member federations on six continents and in 68 countries. Concern for the environment and spearheading projects related to raising awareness about the fragility of the mountains and the welfare of mountain communities are key components...

2017 SEASON PREVIEW: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ICE CLIMBING

Vertical ascending at improbable speeds; nerve-jangling drops; supreme demonstrations of technique. Ice axes are sharpened, athletes primed after a rigourous ‘offseason’, ice towers gleaming and the world of ice climbing ready to reunite. The sport, which holds a burning Olympic ambition, has never been bigger. The...

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...