Welcome to the UIAA newsletter for February 15, 2011
Issue No. 43
The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation brings together millions of men, women and children joined by their passion for mountains.
Petzl’s GriGri2 and four pieces of equipment from Black Diamond have become the first braking devices to be certified by the UIAA and can now bear the UIAA Safety Label – the only certification for braking devices worldwide.
Petzl has not recalled - as was stated in the UIAA newsletter for January - but informed purchasers of Nomic and Ergo ice tools that the GRIPREST of certain models (autumn 2010 versions) have been damaged.
Hee Yong Park of Korea is the 2011 World Champion in the Lead competition of the UIAA Ice Climbing. The event was held in Busteni, Romania. The final weekend of competitions is scheduled for Kirov, Russia from March 6-8.
The UIAA Youth Commission has hailed mountaineering exploits by a Pakistani woman, Samina Baig, for inspiring for the women and youth of her country.
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The Swedish Climbing Federation (SKF) has produced a sign on Right of Public Access that it will put up at crags throughout the country in 2011, in cooperation with local clubs.
Visual loss in the wilderness setting is potentially fatal. A new paper published by the UIAA Medical Commission outlines issues unique to a high altitude setting and those that require treatment to protect vision when standard ophthalmological care is unavailable.
Cuentamontes, an organisation in Spain dedicated to promoting mountain culture has expanded its annual literature and photography contest from Spanish-only entries to English.
British climber Doug Scott pays tribute to Indian mountaineer Balwant Sandhu who died recently in a road accident. "Balwant was one who could move easily and naturally through the mountains," Scott writes.
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