THE GLOBAL CLIMBING SITUATION: WHERE CAN I CLIMB?

Throughout the past three and a half months, the UIAA has provided its members and the wider climbing and mountaineering community with updates concerning the impact and spread of Covid-19. The UIAA Covid-19 portal currently provides over 20 updates from the UIAA related to Commission and...

An update from South Africa

The following update is courtesy of Greg Moseley, President of the Mountain Club of South Africa and UIAA Management Committee member. We live in difficult times. However, the Mountain Club of South Africa has been attempting to do what is possible under the circumstances. Currently, we are...

UIAA SAFETY COMMISSION REPORTS ON PROGRESS OF WIDE-RANGING WORKING GROUPS

Following an internal Commission session in May, the UIAA Safety Commission (SafeCom) held its traditional two-day annual meeting on 8-9 June. The online (plenary) sessions welcomed nearly 50 participants including many industry leaders – representatives from major climbing gear and equipment manufacturers (UIAA Safety Label...

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...