The documents on the disorders and contracts for expedition doctors are the latest in a series of recommendation papers published by the UIAA Medical Commission.
Engineer and mountaineer Pit Schubert was honoured by the UIAA and DAV (German Alpine Club) on July 16 at the OutDoor trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
For the first time, the UIAA has developed a series of tests for braking devices designed to give climbers and mountaineers confidence that these critical pieces of gear meet the federation’s strict safety criteria.
The Italian Alpine Club (CAI) has celebrated the inauguration of a new Frassati trail in the Aosta valley.
The UIAA Mountain Protection Commission has praised the efforts of the members of the Eco Everest Expedition 2009 for highlighting environmentally friendly practices in mountaineering.
The UIAA Medical Commission says better education is urgently required to prevent the deaths of pilgrims going to high altitudes in the Himalayas.
Young Sherpa conservationists are organising a race on June 18 to draw attention to the devastating effects of Global Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) in the Himalayas.
Women climbers from Russia and Europe came together between June 11 and 25 to exchange experiences in the Italian Alps for the Open Women’s Mountaineering Festival.
The UIAA is moving forward on issues of key concern to the world’s mountaineering community.
The festival held from May 6 to 11 was only the second of its kind.