GOOD ROCK CLIMBING PRACTICE DURING PANDEMIC

On 22 April, UIAA Access Commission member Miłosz Jodłowski wrote the following article for the Polish Mountaineering Association, a founder member of the UIAA. The communication focused on staying safe as and when restrictions are relaxed. The below is a Google translation of the original...

SOUTH AFRICA: MATERIAL FOR CLIMBERS

The following update comes courtesy of Greg Moseley, President of the Mountain Club of South Africa and UIAA Management Committee member. Moseley used the federation’s April newsletter, to offer the following words and tips on enduring lockdown: May you live in interesting times – well, we...

UIAA RESTATED PRIORITIES FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

The following article is a minor update the original communication first published on 20 February. Following up on meetings dating back to the 2019 Annual General Assembly in Cyprus and involving the UIAA General Assembly and Management Committee, assiduous work was done by the Executive Board...

SLOVENIA: APPEAL TO CLIMBING COMMUNITY

The Alpine of Association of Slovenia is another member federation to have introduced a dedicated portal for Covid-19 news. It can be found here. The federation also published the following statement: The Alpine Federation of Slovenia urges all mountain lovers to give up mountain activities in the...

JAPAN: FEDERATION UPDATES

The following statement was published by the Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association (JMSCA) on 8 April. The JMSCA confirmed that as of 7 April all employees would work from home following guidelines from competent authorities. The only exception were personnel engaged in accountancy. The original article...

THE CORONAVIRUS AND THE NKBV

From the Netherlands, UIAA full member Royal Dutch Mountaineering and Climbing Club (NKBV) has put together a dedicated page regarding the impact of coronavirus on its activities and those of its members. The resource - in Dutch - is updated regularly and includes information related to: ...

NEW ZEALAND: Moving to Alert Level 3

The following communication was published by the New Zealand Alpine Club on 20 April. It is an update from the federation's previous communication of 30 March. The New Zealand government has announced today that the Covid-19 Alert Level will move down to Level 3 from 28...

FRANCE: LIMIT YOUR ACTIVITIES

The following message comes from Nicolas Raynaud, President of FFCAM - Fédération française des clubs alpins et de montagne (FFCAM) - a UIAA founding member. It was addressed to FFCAM membership via the federation's website. In order to help healthcare professionals and allow the various hospital...

UPDATES FROM BRAZIL

The following article is an update from the previous communication (see below) shared by CBME - Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation (CBME) – the UIAA’s full member in Brazil. 8 April Update (translated from original article in Portuguese) The Brazilian Mountaineering and Climbing Confederation (CBME) published a note on 24/03/2020 on...