For the climbers. For the world.

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.

News from the UIAA

UIAA Safety Label

Safety Label Holders



UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships
2017 Highlights
Mountain Protection Award
2017 Promotional Video
Respect the Mountains
Tenerife, 2017
General Assembly
2017, Shiraz (Iran)
UIAA projects in mountain protection

UIAA Mountain Protection Award

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UIAA Respect the Mountains

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UIAA Scale of Difficulty
Rock Climbing Grades
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Mountain Medicine
UIAA Training Standards
Develop Core Mountaineering
Skills In Your Country
Training Standards

Developing international
standards for mountaineering
Mountain Classification

5 World Cups
4 European Cups
1 Youth World Championships
300+ athletes from
30+ nations

2018 UIAA Ice Climbing Season:
The Biggest Yet!

The North Face

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UIAA @UIAAmountains UIAA represented at Mountain Partnership global meeting in Rome. 13 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Campaign to save the Swiss Alpine Museum / Campagne de sauvetage du Musée Alpin Suisse / Rettungsaktion für das Al… 3 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains UIAA SafeCom President addresses the subject of the UIAA Safety Label in India. 3 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Alpine Club of Canada offers free access to 110-year Canadian Alpine Journal archive 4 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Impressive start to inaugural UIAA Ice Climbing European Tour. 5 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Greening the ascent - UIAA Collaboration with UN Environment 6 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Happy International Mountain Day! 6 days ago
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UIAA @UIAAmountains RT @MNMOmag: MN's most badass new sport is #iceclimbing. Get started with these tips: @UIAAmountains @dreamingofice 7 days ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima among those honoured at 12th Piolets d'Or Asia. 1 week ago

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