Welcome to the UIAA newsletter for May 10, 2011
Issue No. 45
The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation brings together millions of men, women and children joined by their passion for mountains.
Recall - Camp USA
CAMP USA has recalled Photon carabiners and Photon and Mach quickdraws as the carabiner gate may open under heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death to climbers
The UIAA Access and Mountain Protection Commissions have condemned the development of a luxury hotel in South Africa's Magaliesberg Protected Environment (MPE).
The UIAA Medical Commission has published German, Italian and Polish versions of various informative advice and recommendation papers for people heading into the mountains on subjects as diverse as hypoxia, eye problems and water disinfection.
Island Peak & Jbel Toubkal
Planning on climbing Nepal's most popular trekking mountain or Morocco's Jbel Toubkal? Representatives of the Medical Commission provide detailed advice on how to prepare and to ensure you avoid any health problems.
Significant progress has been made on the further development of the UIAA Training Standards label, during the recent meeting of the UIAA Mountaineering Commission in Switzerland. Traditional climbing was also on the agenda.
Read more ...
Read this UIAA interview with Doug Scott about the challenge of preserving traditional climbing. Scott was the recipient of the 2011 Piolets d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award.
Peace and Sport
The UIAA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based organisation that promotes peace through sport in poor areas of the world.
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