CROATIA: IMPACT ON ORGANISATION

The following communication, a translation from the original in Croatian, was published by the Croatian Mountaineering Association (HPS) on 27 April. We inform all HPS members that the Office of the Croatian Mountaineering Association will continue to work every day from 9am to 3pm. During this...

QUEBEC: COLLABORATION WITH AUTHORITIES

The following update is courtesy of longstanding UIAA associate member Fédération Québécoise de la Montagne et de l’Escalade (FQME) and was originally published in French on 23 April. The below is a translation. The link also provides updates to previous releases. While the situation of COVID-19...

GET ACTIVE INDOORS

The following resource aimed at keeping people active indoors has been created by Ordnance Survey in the UK. Over 50 national organisations in the outdoor recreation industry have come together to keep you connected with the outdoors and engaged with our natural environments whilst we all...

A TRIBUTE TO JOE BROWN

British climbing mourned the passing of one of its greatest sons recently, with the sad death of the legendary Joe Brown on 15 April at the age of 89. Affectionately known as the ‘Human Fly’, Brown was born in Ardwick, Manchester in 1930, the youngest of...

GOOD ROCK CLIMBING PRACTICE DURING PANDEMIC

On 22 April, UIAA Access Commission member Miłosz Jodłowski wrote the following article for the Polish Mountaineering Association, a founder member of the UIAA. The communication focused on staying safe as and when restrictions are relaxed. The below is a Google translation of the original...

SOUTH AFRICA: MATERIAL FOR CLIMBERS

The following update comes courtesy of Greg Moseley, President of the Mountain Club of South Africa and UIAA Management Committee member. Moseley used the federation’s April newsletter, to offer the following words and tips on enduring lockdown: May you live in interesting times – well, we...

UIAA RESTATED PRIORITIES FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

The following article is a minor update the original communication first published on 20 February. Following up on meetings dating back to the 2019 Annual General Assembly in Cyprus and involving the UIAA General Assembly and Management Committee, assiduous work was done by the Executive Board...

SLOVENIA: APPEAL TO CLIMBING COMMUNITY

The Alpine of Association of Slovenia is another member federation to have introduced a dedicated portal for Covid-19 news. It can be found here. The federation also published the following statement: The Alpine Federation of Slovenia urges all mountain lovers to give up mountain activities in the...

JAPAN: FEDERATION UPDATES

The following statement was published by the Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association (JMSCA) on 8 April. The JMSCA confirmed that as of 7 April all employees would work from home following guidelines from competent authorities. The only exception were personnel engaged in accountancy. The original article...