UIAA ACTIVE AT ISPO MUNICH 2019

With a new innovative concept, Europe’s largest outdoor trade fair, OutDoor by ISPO, took place in Munich for the first time from 30 June to 3 July, 2019. As a global organisation operating in the outdoor environment, the UIAA is a regular presence at ISPO events. This year, a delegation...

2019 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD CANDIDATE: Suru Boulder Fest

Location: Leh, Ladakh (India)Date: 25 August - 7 September 2019 Estimated Number of Participants: 150Links: Website Facebook Instagram ABOUT THE EVENT The Suru Boulder Fest supported by UIAA member association, the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) celebrates its fourth edition this year with around 150 climbers expected to participate....

2019 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD CANDIDATE: Trad Climbing Festival

Location: Joseung Rock & Camping Site, Jecheon City, Choongcheongbukdo (Korea)Date: 8-9 June, 2019 Organiser: Crack CrusaderEstimated Number Of Participants: 45Links: Facebook Copyright: Minwook Joo ABOUT THE EVENT The Trad Climbing Festival supported by the Korea Alpine Federation, a UIAA member association, and sponsored by The North Face and Black Diamond celebrated...

FROM CANADA TO NEW ZEALAND, UIAA RESPECT THE MOUNTAINS GOES GLOBAL

Earlier this year, the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission put in motion a new direction for the Respect the Mountains series with a departure from the model of UIAA-organised events - primarily located in popular European mountain resorts - to the creation of an international platform for events organized by...

The Lure of the Himalaya

On 28 May, the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – published a statement in relation to the 2019 climbing season on Everest. The statement has been shared internationally and picked up by several major news agencies. The UIAA has committed to being part...

IS YOUR EQUIPMENT REALLY CERTIFIED?

In recent months the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has been inundated with queries from climbers regarding the validity of equipment they have purchased. It has been drawn to the UIAA’s attention that an increasing number of online retailers are selling products...

JOINT STATEMENT ON PROPOSED KILIMANJARO CABLEWAY

It was with concern that the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA), the Confederation of African Mountain Clubs (CAMC) and the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), came to hear of the proposal to build a cableway up Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. The construction of such...

UIAA JOINS DISCUSSIONS AT SPORTACCORD

Held from 5-10 May in Queensland, Australia, the 2019 edition of SportAccord welcomed a significant number of key players in the sport industry including host city partners, event organisers, tourism agencies, logistical suppliers, news and photograpy agencies, government offices as well as a significant number of international federations. Represented by...