Welcome to the UIAA newsletter for March 23, 2011
Issue No. 44
The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation brings together millions of men, women and children joined by their passion for mountains.
Global Youth Summit
Young people can now sign up for UIAA GYS 2011 events. The first will take place in South Africa's "Dragon Mountains", in Ariege in southern France and there will be a "Stone King" trek in the Italian Alps. All events promote peace, cooperation and environmental protection.
Fixe Climbing has detected a production defect in certain batches of snow anchors and picket. This defect can seriously affect security of user.
DMM has recalled Dragon Cam sizes 4 and 5. Cracks were found on the aluminium axle boss on two of the Dragon Cam size 5s. This boss is a turned part similar to the original Dragon 6 that DMM recalled on July 22, 2010.
Reminder: Manufacturer Petzl discovered potentially dangerous identical-looking counterfeit Personal Protection Equipment with the Petzl logo, including an ascender, a handled ascender, a locking carabiner, and a rescue pulley.
The 2011 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season saw the end of the reign of Markus Bendler, continued strength of Russian athletes, and the rise of Koreans like Hee Yong Park. The overall winners and full results are
The Russian Mountaineering Federation (RMF) has launched a new training programme called the Avalanche Safety School (ASS).
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.
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