Welcome to the UIAA newsletter for January 20, 2011
Issue No. 42
The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation brings together millions of men, women and children joined by their passion for mountains.
Russian athletes were the fastest out of the 2011 Ice Climbing World Cup starting gates, winning three out of the four competitions in Cheongsong, Korea. Saas Fee, Switzerland is the next stop on the World Cup circuit this weekend.
The men and women first-place finishers at the opening of the World Cup competitions in Korea talk about winning, Korean hospitality and the challenge presented by the climbing structure.
Manufacturer Petzl has recalled certain models of Nomic and Ergo ice tools, after problems were discovered with the Griprest handles.
Denali and Mera
Planning on climbing Alaska's Denali, or the highest trekking peak in Nepal, and doing it safely? Read the UIAA Medical Commission's advice on
The UIAA Medical Commission has published practical advice targeted at operators of mountain huts to prevent Legionella infections.
The National mountaineering and climbing federation of Colombia (FECDME) is considering applying for UIAA membership later this year.
The UK's Alpine Club Antarctic Expedition, led by Phil Wickens, has made the first ascents of 6 Antarctic Peaks.
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