ROMANIA: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES

The Romanian Alpine Club has published its recommendations for carrying out mountain activities in the context of COVID 19. The below is a translation from the original article in Romanian. Given that it is possible that the relaxation, from May 15, of the isolation measures implemented during...

CLIMBING HIGHER THANKS TO VERTICAL-LIFE

This season’s UIAA World Ice Climbing Tour continued to feature some star-studded performances from many of the world’s leading climbers. However, there was also a notable development away from the ice, with the introduction of Vertical-Life’s (VL) results system helping to shape and improve coverage...

NORWAY: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLIMBING ACTIVITY

The following information is courtesy of UIAA Associate Member, Norges Klatreforbund – The Norwegian Climbing Federation. They have set up a dedicated Covid-19 portal which includes: New Recommendations for Climbing Activity (May 14): https://klatring.no/file/727 New infection prevention counselor for Norwegian Sports (launched May 11): https://www.idrettsforbundet.no/nyheter/2020/ny-smittevernveileder-i-norsk-idrett-opner-for-contact-between-the- least-and- ball-is-acquitted / Common sports recommendations...

SPAIN: POST-COVID RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MOUNTAIN SPORTS

The following update has been provided by UIAA full member, FEDME –Federación Española De Deportes De Montaña Y Escalada. It follows their initial communication on 7 April. The following articles are all in Spanish. Statement to support Mountain Huts https://issuu.com/bibliotecafedme/docs/6_declaracion_de_apoyo_a_los_refugios_demonta_a_-_ Statement to support Rural Villages and economy or Rural...

UIAA LAUNCHES COVID-19 FUNDRAISING SUPPORT

The impact of Covid-19 will be felt for many months, and even years to come. The climbing industry and outdoor world will be significantly affected. Cancellation of competitions, entire climbing seasons and expeditions; loss of sponsorship income and other revenue streams; the closing down of...

ESSENTIAL RESOURCES PROVIDED BY GERMAN ALPINE CLUB

The German Alpine Club (DAV) has produced a number of excellent resources concerning climbing and Covid-19. One sub-site provides access to articles related to climbing during lockdown. The second, launched on 14 May, deals more closely with the relaxing of measures and guidance for safely returning to...

SITUATION IN CYPRUS

The UIAA Office received a brief update from Pavlos Georgiades, President of the Mountaineering, Climbing & Orienteering Federation of Cyprus. Georgiades is also President of the UIAA Youth Commission. “The advice the government have provided is that climbing teams are not currently allowed to train outside....

Swiss Alpine Club – Summary of Covid-19 Measures – Update

The following is an update to the previous communication provided by Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) President and UIAA Management Committee member Françoise Jaquet. SAC Timeline Since March 2 and throughout the evolution of the recommendations of the Federal Council and the Federal Office of Public Health, the...