Welcome to the UIAA newsletter for July 18, 2011
Issue No. 47
The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation brings together millions of men, women and children joined by their passion for mountains.
The results of a recent survey of UIAA Member Federations shows that mountaineering clubs believe the international body is a modern and reliable institution. The results will help define the future orientation of the UIAA.
The American Alpine Club is inviting climbers from around the world to sign up for its International Climbers' Meet, taking place in Yosemite Valley from September 26 - October 1.
French federations and key mountain stakeholders have published a manifesto to promote a common vision for the future of mountain practices.
Global Youth Summit
The 2011 edition of the UIAA Global Youth Summit (GYS) is in full swing with young climbers participating in events across Europe and Asia. The GYS is the name for UIAA youth events which promote peace and cooperation between countries and protection of the environment.
Ice Climbing 2012
The schedule for the 2012 Ice Climbing World Cup season has been announced. For the second year in a row, the Lead and Speed competitions will begin in Korea before moving to the Alps and then Russia. 2012 will also see Open Asian and European championships alongside the World Cup events.
The behaviour of climbing ropes during a fall is the focus of this latest article by Italy's Vittorio Bedogni and Andrea Manes. They take a look at the consequences of a fall on the "safety chain" which is essential for understanding the events and conceiving safety methods.
Designed by climbers for climbers
you see the UIAA label on a piece of mountaineering
equipment, you know that it is up to the highest
international standards for safety. We have standards for
20 different categories of safety equipment.
UIAA Safety labels