Claude Eckhardt elected Honorary Member of the UIAA

French mountaineer Claude Eckhardt was elected Honorary Member of the UIAA – International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation for a lifetime of work dedicated to the promotion of mountaineering and protection of mountain regions around the world. In his acceptance speech at the General Assembly in Pontresina,...

Mont Blanc hut online reservation system open

The French Alpine Club (FFCAM) wants mountaineers worldwide to know that while final approvals are pending for the new Goûter Hut on Mont Blanc (which has not yet opened), online reservation for the old hut is available. The bookings for the hut are from June until...

Working group seeks to make UIAA an even more representative body

The UIAA Management Committee which met earlier this month in Orvieto, Italy (Italian Alpine Club - CAI) has approved the creation of a working group to attract new members, especially federations from smaller and financially disadvantaged countries. The work of the group includes a review of...

2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concludes in Kirov

The 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concluded in Kirov, Russia today with overall World Champions being declared in the Lead and Speed categories for both men and women. The official overall winners are: Julia Oleynikova: Women's World Cup Speed Egor Trapeznikov: Men's World Cup Speed ...