Avoiding the perils of Kilimanjaro

The highest mountain on the Africa continent, Kilimanjaro, is one of the world’s most popular climbing destinations. As recent reports of fatalities sadly testify it also remains, often to people’s surprise, one of the world’s most dangerous. It is reported that approximately 1,000 people are...

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REVIEW: INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CLIMBING CAMP, ARIÈGE (FRANCE)

Between 8-13 July, 2017 in Ariège, a department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France, played host to one of this summer’s UIAA International Youth Climbing Camps. The meet comprised an enthusiastic group of youngsters from 10-14 years of age, of differing levels of climbing background. Their...

Trade of remains from expeditions

The UIAA is extremely grateful to its member federation Deutscher Alpenverein (German Alpine Club), DAV, for bringing to light a sensitive subject which will be of interest to fellow UIAA members and the international climbing and mountaineering community. Over the past few months, the DAV’s Alpine Museum...

An appreciation of mountain ecology and promotion of best mountaineering practices

Mujer Montaña, one of the organisations vying for the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA), is currently hosting a special set of events in the Cordillera Blanca range, Peru. This latest initiative follows four hugely successful International Mountaineering and Climbing Encounters held in Bolivia, Argentina,...

Mountain hut benefits for UIAA members

If travelling in the mountains in the northern hemisphere summer months, a useful reminder. Courtesy of a reciprocity agreement, member federations of the UIAA are currently entitled to use over a thousands mountain huts in Europe in addition to the largest network of backcountry huts...

IMPRESSIVE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD

Nepalese post-earthquake recovery programmes, a waste management scheme on Patagonia, clean climbing on Denali and brown bear conservation in Bulgaria. Just some of the diverse projects from some 15 countries to have applied for the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award. Now in its fifth year, application...

New UIAA Director of Operations begins role

The UIAA is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Director of Operations. Nils Glatthard, a Swiss national based in Meiringen in the Bernese Oberland Alps, began full-time in the role on 10 July, 2017. A member of the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC), Nils comes from...