BRNO HOSTS ROUND 2 OF EUROPEAN CUP SEASON

The second event in the 2020-2021 UIAA Ice Climbing season, partnered by Outdoor Research, was held on 12 December. 42 athletes contested a European Cup in Brno, Czech Republic. The"Dry Tool Cup Brno 2020" competition took place on a pillar by the Brno dam. This event acted...

2021 GREETINGS

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – wishes its member associations, partners, delegates, athletes and friends all the very best for the New Year. The year 2020 has proven to be a challenging time globally. In the face of these difficulties, the UIAA is...

UIAA SAFECOM ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS:
Bolts near edges

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – regularly receives questions related to safety topics. The UIAA Safety Commission, with support of other UIAA Commissions and experts, recently commenced a series of articles answering common questions with the objective of making them available to...

FIRST YOUTH EVENT FOR 2021 CONFIRMED

The UIAA Youth Commission has confirmed details of its first official event in 2021. The annual Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre, Hautes Alpes (France) will be held from 14-20 February. The full programme and application details can be found here. For more about the UIAA Youth Commission please...

UIAA UPDATES STANDARD 123: ROCK ANCHORS

Article update in May 2021 (see below) CORROSION AND STRESS CORROSION CRACKING FAILURE OF CLIMBING ANCHORS The subject of corrosion and stress corrosion cracking failure has been a work in progress for the past ten years within the UIAA Safety Commission. The Commission is delighted to confirm the...

UIAA ICE CLIMBING SEASON OPENS IN SLOVAKIA

The first event in the 2020-2021 UIAA Ice Climbing season, partnered by Outdoor Research, was held on 5 December. Twenty-three athletes contested a European Cup in Žilina, Slovakia. The event was organised in conjunction with UIAA member association, Slovak Mountaineering Union (James) – Slovensky Horolezecky Spolok...

DOUG SCOTT 1941-2020

The UIAA - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation - is saddened to hear about the death of legendary British mountaineer Doug Scott. Doug Scott passed away in the early hours of Monday 7 December at the age of 79. Confirming the news, the British Mountaineering Council...

UIAA COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR COMPETITION EVENTS

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission has published Annex 2 to its 2020-2021 UIAA Ice Climbing Competition Regulations. These are its Covid-19 specific guidelines. UIAA Sports Event Coordinator Rob Adie advises officials and athletes that this document will be subject to change. "Things are evolving quickly with...

SafeCom: Fixed anchors needed for testing

The UIAA Safety Commission (SafeCom) is seeking top anchors for evaluation and testing. Background Welding is a critical process in the manufacture of climbing top anchors. In the best of circumstances welding is a difficult to control process; manual welding of stainless steels is particularly challenging and...