QUALITY CONTROL. ROBUSTNESS. SHARING BEST PRACTICES. THE BENEFITS OF UIAA TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBER FEDERATIONS.

Training is a fundamental component of the UIAA’s commitment to mountain safety and advancing climbing and mountaineering skills worldwide. In fulfilling this mission, the UIAA has been active in the field of accrediting qualifications (today Mountain Qualification Labels) since 1993, when the original four standards were...

UIAA Newsletter, October 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for October 2017 is now available to view. The UIAA looks forward to welcoming member federations, commission delegates, honorary members, partners and other dignitaries to the 2017 UIAA General Assembly in Shiraz, Iran on Saturday 21 October. The GA will provide an opportune moment for...

LIECHTENSTEIN TO HOST YOUTH ICE CLIMBING SHOWCASE

Malbun, Liechtenstein has been selected to host the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships from 6-7 January, 2018. The World Youth Championships are a fundamental aspect of the UIAA’s commitment to the future of ice climbing and present a perfect opportunity for young ice climbers,...

UIAA Newsletter, September 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for September 2017 is now available to view. Recognised for its commitment to diverse aspects of rock climbing, its promotion of sustainable practices and support of local economic development, the International Climbers' Festival was a fitting recipient of the annual UIAA Rock Climbing Festival...

Historic ascent of Shispare northeast face

As reported to the UIAA by its Honorary Member Tom Nakamura (Japan), Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima successfully summited the 7611m peak of Shispare, Pakistan, via a new route of the northeast face at 14:30 on 22 August. This is considered to be the first ascent of the...

UIAA attends Skyrunning General Assembly

The International Skyrunning Federation, a unit member of the UIAA, recently held its annual General Assembly. UIAA Executive Board member Thomas Kähr was in attendance to highlight the collaboration between the two international federations. The following report is courtesy of the ISF: The 10th International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly was...

UIAA Newsletter, August 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for August 2017 is now available to view. The UIAA continues to lead the way in promoting safe mountain practices. Part of this commitment is through the work of its Safety Commission, who in July 2017 published the UIAA's 23rd Safety Standard. The...