UAAA celebrates 20th anniversary in Hiroshima, Japan

The Union of Asian Alpine Associations (UAAA) is 20-years-old and the special birthday was celebrated in grand style at the group’s annual General Assembly held in Hiroshima Japan. In a message celebrating the 20th anniversary of the body, In-Jeong Lee, president of the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF) and...

Mountaineering Commission: New online Training Standards system and Near-Miss Survey on agenda

Mountaineering Commission members in Turkey (Photo: Chiaki Aoyama for UIAA) An online registration system for the UIAA Training Standards certification program and a new Near-Miss Survey to be developed alongside a proposed Global Accidents database were among the issues tackled at the annual meeting of the UIAA Mountaineering Commission. Commission...

2014 UIAA General Assembly News

News Release UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDES WITH STATEMENT ABOUT PERMANENT STRUCTURES ON MOUNT EVEREST Tamotsu (Tom) Nakamura made Honorary Member and Steve House receives UIAA Award 18 October 2014, FLAGSTAFF, Arizona:  Member federations of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation voted today at their annual General...

Tajik horse tour operator in the Pamirs wins UIAA Mountain Protection Award

NEWS RELEASE 20 October 2014, BERN, Switzerland:  The 2014 UIAA Mountain Protection Award has been awarded to Pamir Horse Adventure, a Tajikstan-based community tour operator, for its conservation and tourism development initiatives in the Pamir Mountains. The award was given today at the Kiku. International Mountain Summit by Dr. Carolina Adler, a...

UIAA to develop first para-iceclimbing event in Russia

Training for the first para-iceclimbing competition near Ufa, Russia (Photo: Gulnara Sakhibzadaeva for UIAA) The first official UIAA para-iceclimbing competition is being planned for one of the European rounds of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour in 2015. Dr. Evgeny Mashkovskiy of the Russian Mountaineering Federation who...