ANCHOR WORKING GROUP PROGRESS HEADLINES SAFECOM MEET

The UIAA Safety Commission held its latest online Plenary meeting from 8-9 November. The session was attended by six UIAA accredited laboratories, 14 internal Safety Commission delegates and 26 leading climbing and mountaineering equipment manufacturers, plus guests.  Anchor Working Group As reported by Commission member Stephen Gladieux...

MACGILLYCUDDY REEKS EUROPEAN INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT NAMED UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD RUNNER-UP

The UIAA is delighted to announce that the MacGillycuddy Reeks European Innovation Partnership Project from Ireland has been named Runner-Up as part of the 2020-2021 UIAA Mountain Protection Award partnered by the Bally Peak Outlook Foundation. A total of 24 projects operational in more than 30...

A Tribute to Carlo Zanantoni

The UIAA pays tribute to Carlo Zanantoni, a long-time delegate of the UIAA Safety Commission (SafeCom) who passed away on 18 November. Carlo Zanantoni was born in Verona in 1930. From an early age, a love for the mountains drew him to the Dolomites. An eager...

NIKOLAY PRIMEROV AND SINA GOETZ IMPRESS IN BERN

The first event of the 2021-2022 UIAA Ice Climbing season saw the hosting of a European Continental Cup competition in Bern, Switzerland on Saturday 13 November. An impressive span of 47 athletes (30 male, 17 female) from 15 countries took part in the lead only event....

ACUTE AND CHRONIC OVERSTRAIN INJURIES OF WORLD CUP ICE CLIMBERS

The UIAA Medical Commission, with the support of members of the UIAA Anti-Doping Commission, has released a paper analysing acute and chronic overstrain injuries in World Cup ice climbers. Background While rock climbing injuries have been well investigated this is not the case for ice climbing and...

YOUTH ICE CLIMBING CAMP DATES CONFIRMED

The UIAA Youth Commission has confirmed details of its first official event in 2022. The popular annual Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre, Hautes Alpes (France) will be held from 20-26 February. The full programme and application details can be found here. For more about the UIAA Youth Commission...

CLIMBING TECHNOLOGY PUBLISH REQUEST FOR INSPECTION

UIAA Safety Label Holder Climbing Technology has informed the UIAA about an issue related to one of its certified products. The product is the pulley/rope clamp ROLLNLOCK item n° 2D652. Climbing Technology has issued a voluntary request for inspection on a potential problem. Full details ...