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...

Trade of remains from expeditions

The UIAA is extremely grateful to its member federation Deutscher Alpenverein (German Alpine Club), DAV, for bringing to light a sensitive subject which will be of interest to fellow UIAA members and the international climbing and mountaineering community. Over the past few months, the DAV’s Alpine Museum...

An appreciation of mountain ecology and promotion of best mountaineering practices

Mujer Montaña, one of the organisations vying for the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA), is currently hosting a special set of events in the Cordillera Blanca range, Peru. This latest initiative follows four hugely successful International Mountaineering and Climbing Encounters held in Bolivia, Argentina,...

CHILDREN AT ALTITUDE. ESSENTIAL ADVICE.

The second in our series exploring advice from the UIAA Medical Commission’s internationally recognised Advice and Recommendations papers focuses on children. The paper ‘Children At Altitude’ provides the conservative recommendations that should be helpful for mountaineers and physicians who are required to offer advice about ascent...