Welcome to the UIAA newsletter for June 14, 2011
Issue No. 46
The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation brings together millions of men, women and children joined by their passion for mountains.
The executive councils of the UIAA have formally agreed to go forward this summer with efforts to develop further the UIAA Training Standards label and to lay the groundwork for a new Mountain Protection label.
The Eco Everest Expedition 2011, under the leadership of Dawa Steven Sherpa, succeeded again in efforts to clean and collect garbage, debris and waste left by past expedition groups.
The growing popularity of via ferrate among families with small children and the advent of climbing chocks made with polymers will lead to new testing and investigations by the UIAA Safety Commission.
Recall - Petzl
Petzl has issued a product safety alert for the SCORPIO Lanyard, after a via-ferrata accident due to a manufacturing defect of a missing safety stitch on the attachment loop.
Recall - Singing Rock
Singing Rock is notifying its customers that some of the produced climbing harnesses CRUX, NARA, NEMO may pose a potential injury hazard due to inaccuracy in the production.
The UIAA has made a reciprocity agreement for mountain huts in the Alps available on its website. There are almost 1,200 mountain huts offering accommodation for a total of 66,000 people in the region.
Read a profile of the UIAA's first Asian honorary member, Japan's Kazuo Saito. Besides an exceptional climbing career Saito played a leading role in the creation of the Union of Asian Alpine Associations.
French associations are making efforts to reduce restrictions placed on freedoms of access and risk taking in mountains.
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