Report from April 2016 UIAA Mountaineering Commission meeting

‘The UIAA Mountaineering Commission promotes best practice by identifying and addressing ethical, technical & training, and legal issues of international importance.’ The UIAA Mountaineering Commission met in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2016, writes Commission representative Phil Wickens. The meeting, which was hosted by the Czech Mountaineering Federation (CMF), was...

UIAA setting standards at the Patrouille des Glaciers

 Image courtesy: Patrouille des Glaciers (PdG) One of the most famous events in the ski mountaineering calendar – the biennial Patrouille des Glaciers (PdG) – takes place next week, 19-23 April. The competition is organized by the Swiss Land Forces and supported by a number of partners including the Swiss...

Jordan: an Arabian Jewel

A reportage by Steve Long dedicated to the UIAA Training Panel's recent activities in Jordan. Supported by its sponsorship donations, the UIAA Training Panel is currently engaged in several initiatives directed at protecting mountain communities. Over the past two years, it has partnered the Jordan Tourist...

The UIAA at ISPO Munich and Beijing

Between 24-27 January, the UIAA attended ISPO MUNICH 2016, the only international multi-segment exhibition for the sports business, and from 24-27 February, heads to Asia, running its own booth at ISPO BEIJING. ISPO BEIJING is the leading sports business event in Asia. It unites the world’s most important sporting...