Buyer Beware: The perils of buying crampons online

It’s buyer beware when purchasing crampons online  (Photo: BMC for UIAA) The British Mountaineering Council has posted a warning about dangerous crampons being sold online. As the warning states: Getting equipped to tackle the mountains in winter can seem an expensive business, with the cost of boots, axe and crampons...

PROMOTION OF THE UIAA SAFETY LABEL IN INDIA

The UIAA Safety Label is truly global with equipment accredited on all continents. However, different parts of the world face specific challenges, and in some areas the interest in, and need for, the UIAA Safety Label is on the rise—notably in Asia where the UIAA logo...

ONLINE MEETINGS PAVE WAY FOR UIAA PROGRESS

For the first time in the UIAA’s near 90-year history, and owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, its biannual Management Committee meeting was held online. The virtual format proved to be a success. All discussion topics and voting were successfully negotiated and all MC members, delegates...

STRATEGIC MEETINGS SET CLEAR PATHWAY FOR UIAA

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – Management Committee (MC) held its second online meeting of 2021 on 1 May. It was followed, as is now custom, by a meeting of the Executive Board, MC and UIAA Commission Presidents. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Following an...

AN EFFICIENT START TO 2021

On Saturday 30 January, the UIAA Management Committee (MC) held its first online meeting since October’s UIAA General Assembly when five new members were elected to the body. The meeting was followed by a short session with the UIAA Commission Presidents who provided an update...

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...