KIROV: YOUNGSTERS GIVEN PLATFORM TO PERFORM

The UIAA World Ice Climbing Youth Championships heads to one of the most emblematic venues on the World Tour, in Kirov, Russia this weekend 6-8 March.  The venue is a familiar one for athletes and officials alike having hosted the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup...

FIRST UIAA YOUTH EVENT OF 2020 TAKES PLACE

This February, in Guillestre, near Briançon in the French Alps, the first meeting of the 2020 UIAA Global Youth Series took place. The event, held from 9-15 February, welcomed around 70 participants from across Europe and beyond, all under the expert tutelage and knowledge of the local...

REVISION TO UIAA STANDARD 101

The UIAA recently updated one of its core Safety Standards (101 – Dynamic Ropes). This is part of the UIAA Safety Commission’s commitment to ensuring its Standards meet the ever-changing nature and demands of the market and climbing and mountaineering world. The revision focused on correcting...

FFCAM ENJOYS PRESIDENTIAL MEETING

The Fédération Française des Clubs Alpines et de Montagne (FFCAM), a UIAA member association, were delighted to have recently had the opportunity to meet with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, during his Presidential visit to the Mont Blanc range. Owing to the Federation’s excellent relationship...

FRESH IMPETUS FOR THE UIAA RESPECT THE MOUNTAINS MOVEMENT

The UIAA’s Respect the Mountains (RTM) Movement continued to evolve and develop throughout 2019, creating more opportunities for collaboration between the UIAA, its member associations and other partners, greater access to events for mountaineers and increased visibility for sustainability-focused projects showcased on a new international...

SOFIE LENAERTS – ON TOP OF EACH CONTINENT

Eleven years ago, mountain climbing enthusiast, full-time employee for the Belgian Federal Police and the face of Watch Out, a weekly traffic magazine show on Belgian television, Sofie Lenaerts scaled the highest mountain range in Europe, Mount Elbrus, a dormant volcano in the Caucasus Mountains....