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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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2018 UIAA Ice Climbing Season:
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The North Face

UIAA @UIAAmountains Mountain Skills, exploring leadership and group dynamics. 21 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains UIAA Access Commission presents the latest in its country profiles with a short article on some challenges facing t… 2 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains RT @MtnResearch: Streamed live this Friday March 16! What influence do federal governments, federal states, destinations, municipalities, t… 2 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Details on launch press conference - 24 March - for 2018 UIAA Mountain Protection Award 4 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains FFCAM announces early opening of mountain huts in the Massif des Ecrins. 5 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Identifying the dangers associated with objective hazards - as well as developing their athletic and technical skil… 6 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Application for 2018 UIAA Mountain Protection Award opens on 24 March / following trophy presentation & press confe… 1 week ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains RT @Team_BMC: 4 hours and 57 minutes! The incredible new winter record on the Cuillin Ridge from @Uisdeanhawthorn, who positively romped ac… 1 week ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains A review of the final act of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour. 2 weeks ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Ekaterina Koshcheeva (376) holds on to the women's overall speed title ahead of Natalia Belyaeva (365) and Ekaterin… 2 weeks ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Winner in the Kirov lead competition, Nikolai Kuzovlev (346) takes the overall speed title ahead of Ivan Spitsyn (3… 2 weeks ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Highlights of Day 2 at the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup competition in Kirov, Russia. @thenorthface 2 weeks ago

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