JAPAN: END TO EMERGENCY DECLARATION

The following update has been provided by Hitoshi Onodera, Japan Mountaineering and Sports Association, and member of the UIAA Access Working Group. The statement – translated by Onodera into English - comes from four mountaineering associations - Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association, Japan Workers’...

NZAC Response to COVID-19

The following update was published by the New Zealand Alpine Club on 15 May. -- The Government’s announcement that we moved to Level 2 on Thursday, 14 May, and the easing of the earlier, planned travel restrictions, means that we are now able to return to the...

2019 UIAA ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The UIAA - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation - has published its 2019 Annual Report. The digital report provides easier access to key resources - such as UIAA news articles, video content and multimedia assets. Contents include: President's Annual Message A Review of 2019 UIAA General Assembly 2019 UIAA Strategy...

EASING OF MEASURES: SECOND MEETING OF COVID-19 TASKFORCE

The UIAA Covid-19 Crisis Consultation Taskforce held its second online meeting on 14 May. Representatives from the UIAA Executive Board, Management Committee, Commissions and Office participated. The meeting opened with a tour de table of short reports from some of the participants regarding their respective countries. ...

Covid and the outdoors: BMC guidance

On 18 May, UIAA full member, the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) published the following guidance regarding Covid-19 and the outdoors. There's been a lot of speculation lately about how the virus is transmitted, especially when it comes to the outdoors. Sarah Stirling talks to Professor Ian...

MOUNTAIN SPORT ADVICE FOR PORTUGAL

The following updates has been provided by João Paulo Queirós, Corresponding Member of the UIAA Access Commission, regarding the activities of FCMP, Federacao De Campismo E Montanhismo De Portgual - Upd, UIAA Associate Member. The FCMP advice has been produced by the federation's dedicated Working...

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...