COVID-19: UPDATE FROM NORTH MACEDONIA

The following update is courtesy of Goran Nikoloski, Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia. North Macedonia’s border crossings have been open since 26 June. The Government of North Macedonia announced that effective of 9 July, all citizens of Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro arriving from...

COVID-19: UPDATE FROM ROMANIA

The following update comes courtesy of Alex Paun, President of the Romanian Alpine Club (CAR). All meetings have taken place online. Post lockdown, there was a month of individual activities with groups capped at three and respecting social distance guidelines. CAR can now organise outdoor...

COVID 19 UPDATE: SITUATION IN BRAZIL

The following communication was published on 6 July by CBME – Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation (CBME) – the UIAA’s full member in Brazil. The below is a translation from the original article in Portuguese. It's been two months of social detachment due to the COVID-19...

COVID-19 UPDATE: MOUNTAINEERING IRELAND

The following update was provided by Jane Carney, Training Officer for Mountaineering Ireland (MI). MI has produced regular advice for the country's hillwalkers and climbers during Covid-19. Guidance has been provided throughout different stages. Like many other federations, MI has cancelled or postponed a number...

MONT BLANC: WHEN AND WHY DO ROCKS FALL IN THE COULOIR DU GOÛTER?

A new study carried out by the EDYTEM - ISTerre laboratories, supported by the Petzl Foundation, has been conducted to better understand how rockfalls occur in the Goûter couloir, on the normal route up Mont Blanc. The study provides valuable information for mountaineers. In particular the study analyses: Which periods are...

EUMA statement on the post-Covid-19 situation

The following statement was published by EUMA, the European Union of Mountaineering Association (a Continental Organisation recognised by the UIAA), on 15 June 2020. EUMA STATEMENT: MOUNTAINEERING POSTCOVID-19 From the EUMA, the European Union of Mountaineering Association, an organisation that includes the mountain and climbing federations and...