AMERICAN ALPINE CLUB TRIBUTE TO PHIL POWERS

The American Alpine Club (AAC) has paid tribute to its outgoing CEO Phil Powers. Since his appointment in 2005, Powers has inspired significant change and progress at the AAC - overseeing a constant rise in membership, providing leadership on sustainability topics, lobbying for climbing at a...

CALLING NOTICE PUBLISHED FOR 2020 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The 2020 UIAA General Assembly Calling Notice, draft agenda and programme as well documents related to election procedures have been distributed to UIAA members. Registration is also now open. Members are invited to access documents through the dedicated portal. To request access please email office@theuiaa.org The...

COVID-19: UPDATE FROM NORTH MACEDONIA

The following update is courtesy of Goran Nikoloski, Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia. North Macedonia’s border crossings have been open since 26 June. The Government of North Macedonia announced that effective of 9 July, all citizens of Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro arriving from...

COVID-19: UPDATE FROM ROMANIA

The following update comes courtesy of Alex Paun, President of the Romanian Alpine Club (CAR). All meetings have taken place online. Post lockdown, there was a month of individual activities with groups capped at three and respecting social distance guidelines. CAR can now organise outdoor...

COVID 19 UPDATE: SITUATION IN BRAZIL

The following communication was published on 6 July by CBME – Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation (CBME) – the UIAA’s full member in Brazil. The below is a translation from the original article in Portuguese. It's been two months of social detachment due to the COVID-19...

COVID-19 UPDATE: MOUNTAINEERING IRELAND

The following update was provided by Jane Carney, Training Officer for Mountaineering Ireland (MI). MI has produced regular advice for the country's hillwalkers and climbers during Covid-19. Guidance has been provided throughout different stages. Like many other federations, MI has cancelled or postponed a number...