APPRECIATING THE FULL PICTURE

The second in our series exploring a profound human passion for the mountains profiles Jason Williams, New Mexico-based mountain rescuer. Jason's skills and experience cover a wide range of mountain rescue sectors. He is a nationally-registered paramedic and obtained his Mountain Emergency Medicine and Rescue Diploma...

ACCESS COMMISSION PROVIDES GUIDANCE IN IRAN

In the days following the 2017 UIAA General Assembly, a dedicated workshop focusing on mountain access was held at the headquarters of the National Olympic Committee of Iran in Tehran. The workshop titled ‘Educative Access’ united members of the Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing federation, national...

APPLICATION OPEN FOR 2018 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD

The international rock climbing community is informed that application for the 2018 UAA Rock Climbing Festival Award is now open. The annual Award was created in 2015 and is granted to the festival which best demonstrates a commitment to safety, sustainability and the development of rock...

CHINESE VENUE CONFIRMED FOR 2018 WORLD CUP

Hohhot will host the Chinese leg of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup from 2-4 February. Located in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Hohhot is an 80-minute flight from Beijing. The nearest airport is Hohhot Baita International Airport. The Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) will arrange a...

UIAA plays integral role discussing sustainability in sport at International Federation Forum

On 9 November, the UIAA took part in a panel discussion at Sport Accord’s International Federation Forum (IF) in Lausanne, Switzerland discussing the relationship between sport and biodiversity and the role of the sporting community. The theme of the three day conference was the International Federations'...