SWISS ALPINE CLUB: Summary of COVID-19 measures

The following information is courtesy of Swiss Alpine Club President, and UIAA Management Committee member, Françoise Jaquet. A detailed overview on our actions and communication can be found on the SAC website https://www.sac-cas.ch/fr/le-cas/les-cabanes-du-cas-restent-fermees-23205/ https://www.sac-cas.ch/en/the-sac/sac-huts-remain-closed-23205/ Since March 2 and throughout the evolution of the recommendations of the Federal Council and...

Best Climbing movies to stream

Climbing.com has recently published a list of its best climbing films currently available to stream. This includes three previous winners of the UIAA prize at the Trento Film Festival - Valley Uprising, The Dawn Wall and Free Solo. The list can be found here.   Main photo: The Dawn...

CBME: Mountaineers united against COVID-19

The following communication was published on 24 March by CBME - Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation (CBME) - the UIAA's full member in Brazil. The below is a Google translation of the original Portuguese into English. Due to the global crisis of COVID-19, the main recommendation is to stay home!...

Danish Climbing Association cancels all activities until June

Please find a recent communication from UIAA Associate Member, Danish Climbing Association. The passage below is a Google translation of part of the original article in Danish: The closure of all sports facilities, etc. is valid until 13 April. All association activities and all federal activities during...

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...