APPEAL TO AVOID THE MOUNTAINS

The German Alpine Club published the following statement on 20 March. It appealed to its members not to visit the mountains and especially difficult and long tours. The article (in German) can be found here....

FLATTEN THE CURVE

The following advice was shared by the International Slackline Association. The article also provides several interesting links. Most of the slack community is young and healthy, but all of us will know and care about someone for whom getting COVID-19 will be a very different story. Sure,...

PUTTING CLIMBING ON HOLD

The following is a statement written by the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) on 23 March. The BMC and mountain rescue teams advise all climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to stay in their home area and put all climbing and hill walking on hold. Last week, the government...

CLIMBERS: TAKE ACTION AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

The American Alpine Club has published a number of resources related to coronavirus Climbers take action The following article -17 March - invites climbers to play their part in suppressing the spread of the virus https://americanalpineclub.org/news/2020/3/17/climbers-take-action-against-coronavirus Lodges The following article -17 March - provides an update on the use of...

WADA updates its COVID-19 guidance for Anti-Doping Organizations

On 21 March, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued updated guidance for Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. WADA developed the guidance following consultation with ADOs, including National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), International Federations and Major Event Organizations as well as other organizations, such as the...

Malta: Activities Suspended

The following message was published by UIAA full member Malta Climbing Club on 23 March. Due to the ever developing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic we have decided to suspend all club activities until further notice. This includes the club AGM, which is postponed to a...

NEWS FROM BULGARIA

The following update was published by the Bulgarian Climbing and Mountaineering Federation on 14 March. The original in Bulgarian can be found here. In connection with an order of the Minister of Health dated 13.03.2020, all events in the calendar of BFA planned to be held until...

UIAA STATEMENT ON COVID-19

The President and the Executive team of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – wish to express their sincere sympathy with all of its member federations who in various degrees are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The UIAA encourages all member federations to...