IMPACT OF COVID-19, PARTNERSHPS AND GLOBAL GUIDELINES LEAD AGENDA OF LATEST MPC MEET

The UIAA Mountain Protection Commission (MPC) hosted its annual meeting on Friday 29 May. As has become the norm during Covid-19, the meeting took place online. Nine members of the MPC from as many countries and five continents participated supported by UIAA Executive Board members...

FRANCE: REOPENING OF MOUNTAIN HUTS

The following update (in French) published on 2 June comes from UIAA member association, FFCAM - Fédération française des clubs alpins et de montagne (FFCAM). It details the decision by French authorities to allow mountain huts to reopen. FFCAM's own huts will open gradually with...

SUPPORTING MEMBERS IN ISSUES OF ACCESS

The months of May and June are traditionally busy with UIAA Commission meetings. Despite the restrictions placed on travel during Covid-19, the UIAA has been able to host a number of important online meetings throughout the past six weeks. In fact many Commissions and groups...

IRAN: RESOURCES FOR CLIMBERS

The following assets (in Persian) have been supplied by Mohammad Havaledar, Vice-President International Affairs, IMSCF (Iran Mountaineering Sports Climbing Federation). They offer brief guidelines for the climbing community before resuming activity. Organizing Educational Classes  Climbing Gyms Mountain Huts Mountaineering Clubs Eco-Camps (English) ...

UPDATE: USEFUL COVID-19 RESOURCES FROM THE UIAA

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – remains committed to providing its members and the wider climbing community with the latest information and guidance regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the past few weeks the following updates have been made: The dedicated Covid-19 Crisis Consultation...

JAPAN: END TO EMERGENCY DECLARATION

The following update has been provided by Hitoshi Onodera, Japan Mountaineering and Sports Association, and member of the UIAA Access Working Group. The statement – translated by Onodera into English - comes from four mountaineering associations - Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association, Japan Workers’...

NZAC Response to COVID-19

The following update was published by the New Zealand Alpine Club on 15 May. -- The Government’s announcement that we moved to Level 2 on Thursday, 14 May, and the easing of the earlier, planned travel restrictions, means that we are now able to return to the...