Spread the Message! UIAA Mountain Protection Award

With the scope of opening up the UIAA Mountain Protection Award to even more people, the UIAA has published a dedicated flyer for the 2017 Award in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish (click on language to download). During its five years of existence, the annual UIAA Mountain Protection Award has made...

Jeff Lowe earns Lifetime Achievement Award

The annual Piolets d’Or Awards are taking place over the next week (11-15 April) in the Grenoble region. The awards were created to raise awareness about the year's greatest ascents across the world.  In parallel, they aim to celebrate the taste for adventure, the bravery and...

Royal Robbins: A rock climbing giant

Royal Robbins, one of the most important figures in the world of rock climbing passed way at the age of 82 in mid March. Robbins was a skilled climber, successful businessman and above all a passionate ambassador for traditional climbing techniques notably advocating boltless, low-impact...

Remembering Kazuo Saito

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the recent passing of its honorary member Kazuo Saito. At the 2010 UIAA General Assembly in Bormio (Italy), Saito became the first UIAA honorary member from the Asian continent. This honour was bestowed in recognition for his commitment to...

UIAA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECONVENES IN SHEFFIELD

Sheffield, the ‘Gateway to the Peak District National Park', hosted the first UIAA Management Committee meeting of 2017 from 17-18 March. The event was organised in conjunction with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC). UIAA delegates from all continents were in attendance as a wide range of climbing and mountaineering...

UIAA presents best climbing film at SHAFF

Held between 17-19 March, the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (SHAFF), showcases more than 100 of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films hand-picked around the world. The event is presented by the British Mountaineering Council. Among the Awards presented at this year’s festival was the...

THE UIAA HIRING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is looking for a Director of Operations for its headquarters located in Bern, Switzerland. The successful candidate will report to the UIAA Executive Board (EB) and be responsible for the overall coordination of the UIAA’s activities,...