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Founded in 1932, the UIAA is the international federation for climbing and mountaineering. The UIAA represents the interests of over three million climbers and mountaineers from member federations on all six continents. The UIAA has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995.

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General Assembly
2017, Shiraz (Iran)
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The North Face

UIAA @UIAAmountains The UIAA has awarded a Best Climbing Film prize at the Trento Film Festival for the past 3 years. The 2017 winner -… 5 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Latest from the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award winner - Washington team aims to clean up human waste on Mount… 13 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Semi finals and finals of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup competition in Saas-Fee, Switzerland from 19-20 Janu… 16 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains All the details related to this weekend's UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour opener in #SaasFee.… 1 day ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Discuss mountain #safety and #sustainability with the UIAA at upcoming ISPO tradeshows. 2 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Experience and expertise. UIAA Court - at the service of member federations. 2 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains From the archives: When the UIAA defined the list of 3,000m Pyrenees peaks. 4 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Tristan Ladevant wins the UIAA European Speed Cup in L’Argentiere La Bessee and gains 2nd in the first Internationa… 5 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains UIAA #Iceclimbing World Tour Preview / Promo Video / Details on how to follow the action / Athletes, Venues / Infor… 6 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Amazing ambience here in Champagny-en-Vanoise- Finals have started! 1 week ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Finals in Champagny-en-Vanoise for the UIAA International Combined Test Event & European Cup 2018 are just about to… 1 week ago

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