AUSTRIA: CHANGES TO SEMINAR PROGRAMMES

UIAA full member - Verband Alpiner Vereine Österreichs (VAVO)/Austria – has published regularly updates about the impact of Covid-19 on its programmes, notably hiking guide activities. The below is a translation from the original in German. Which hiking guide seminars are cancelled? Due to the current regulations of...

PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM NEW ZEALAND ALPINE CLUB

On 30 March, Lindsay Smith, President of the New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) wrote the following letter to members. As well as encouraging members to continue observing guidelines from authorities - Since 1891, the New Zealand Alpine Club has been part of our members’ lives as they faced...

IRELAND: Stay at home

The following statement from Mountaineering Ireland CEO Murrough McDonagh was published on 23 March. It read: Dear Members, I hope that this communication reaches you, your families and loved ones in good health. We are all extremely concerned for the health and safety of all involved in the...

UKC: Mental Health Tips for Climbers on Lockdown

The following article was published by UK Climbing on 25 March. Madeleine Crane is a sport psychologist (M.Sc.), systemic coach and founder and CEO of Climbing Psychology. In this article and webinar video she shares some tips for cooped-up climbers on lockdown...

ACC Coronavirus Information

The following information was published by the Alpine Club of Canada on 17 March. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation through Health Canada and we are following their suggested precautions. As the situation continues to evolve, we are always considering the best option for the...