A SIGNIFICANT DAY, A SIGNIFICANT YEAR

Monday marks International Mountain Day (IMD), an annual occasion since the United Nations General Assembly designated the 11 December an opportunity to ‘create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring...

Winners of the 12th Piolets d’Or Asia Awards

The 12th Piolets d’Or Asia Awards & 10th Golden Climbing Shoe Awards were held in Seoul, Korea on 3 November, 2017. The founding vision of the Piolets d’Or Asia Awards is to encourage and stimulate Asian alpinists who achieved pure and visionary climbing. The 12th Piolets...

Omega Pacific Recalls Carabiners Due to Risk of Injury or Death

The information below concerns a recall from Omega Pacific. Full story here. Name of product: Carabiners Hazard: The carabiner can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user. Remedy: Refund Replace Recall date: November 21, 2017 Recall number: 18-041 Recall Details Description: This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners....

UIAA Newsletter, December 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for December 2017 is now available to view. During the month of November, the UIAA played a leading role in mountain sustainability discussions at both the International Federation Forum in Lausanne and in Bonn during the 23rd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) –...

APPRECIATING THE FULL PICTURE

The second in our series exploring a profound human passion for the mountains profiles Jason Williams, New Mexico-based mountain rescuer. Jason's skills and experience cover a wide range of mountain rescue sectors. He is a nationally-registered paramedic and obtained his Mountain Emergency Medicine and Rescue Diploma...

ACCESS COMMISSION PROVIDES GUIDANCE IN IRAN

In the days following the 2017 UIAA General Assembly, a dedicated workshop focusing on mountain access was held at the headquarters of the National Olympic Committee of Iran in Tehran. The workshop titled ‘Educative Access’ united members of the Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing federation, national...