Welcome to the UIAA newsletter for February 16, 2012
Issue No. 51
The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation brings together millions of men, women and children joined by their passion for mountains.
Acting UIAA president Jordi Colomer on the year ahead
Jordi Colomer who is the Acting President of the UIAA Board discusses the year ahead for the organization. Colomer comes from Barcelona, Spain and has been a member of the UIAA's Expedition and Mountaineering Commissions; he was President of the International Ski Mountaineering Committee from 1999 to 2007
Federation News - Iran
Winter ascent of Damavand organized by Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation
Climbers from Spain, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran took part in a January winter ascent of Damavand (5,671 m) the highest volcanic mountain in the Middle East.
Federation News - France
French Alpine club holds Global Youth Summit ice climbing camp
Young mountaineers from Slovenia and India joined their counterparts from Toulouse, France, for a Global Youth Summit ice climbing training camp organized by the French Alpine Club (Federation des clubs alpins de montagne) in the Guillestre region.
Final stop in 2012 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup tour is Kirov, Russia.
The 2012 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup which only has one remaining stop in Russia in March has been a story of Russian dominance and personal comebacks.
Safety recall of SKYLOTEC product
SKYLOTEC has voluntarily recalled all its first generation devices of Skylotec Via Ferrata Set SKYRIDER for a precautionary technical review after irregularities were detected with its locking pin.
Visit our new Facebook Page
Please take a moment to visit the UIAA's new Facebook page here and give us a like. The page was launched with coverage of the UIAA 2012 Ice Climbing World Cup tour. We hope to update it regularly with UIAA news.
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