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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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The North Face

UIAA @UIAAmountains Introducing the UIAA Summer Skills series. First focus: Objective Hazards 19 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains The 4th Sustainable Summits Conference debating the future of the world's high mountains will take place in Chamoni… 2 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Introducing the Malta Climbing Club - the newest member of the UIAA. 3 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains The 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concludes in Kirov, Russia on 2-4 March. As we build up to the season finale,… 3 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Still six weeks for rock climbing festivals in Central and South America to apply for 2018 UIAA Awards. 5,000 CHF p… 5 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Portable hyperbaric chambers are designed as lightweight equipment to be used for emergency treatment of severe cas… 1 week ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains RT @OEmagazine: Who's going to @ShefAdvFilmFest next month? Tickets are on sale now! #bmcshaff #GetOutdoors https:/… 1 week ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Planning on taking on The Chadar Trek? Some essential safety advice from the UIAA & IMF. 1 week ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains A guide on when and how to use portable hyperbaric chambers. high-altitude advice from the UIAA MedCom… 1 week ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains At 6462m, Mera is one of the tallest “trekking” peaks in Nepal. Check out the UIAA MedCom's guide to a successful a… 2 weeks ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Highlights of Day 2 at the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup competition in Cheongsong, South Korea. #theuiaa 2 weeks ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Alexey Dengin and Shin Woonseon take lead gold at the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in #cheongsong 2 weeks ago

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