UIAA – NEWSLETTER, JUNE 2017. NOW PUBLISHED

The June 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The 2017 UIAA Respect the Mountains Series, partnered by KEEN, is underway. Over 400 volunteers participated in the season's opening two events collecting over a tonne of waste from mountain regions and outdoor areas. This year the Series makes its first steps...

THE MAPMAKERS. EXPLORING THE WORK OF A ROUTESETTER.

Routesetting is one of the most important roles in ice climbing. Defining a vertical parcours which is technically challenging, exciting and fair for all athletes is a significant and skilled task. Russia’s Vasily Terekhin is an aspirant routesetter and one of the key members of...

TRAVELLING WISE TO RESPECT THE MOUNTAINS

A female statue, a World War II helmet and an accountant’s calculator. Just some of the waste cleared from the forests of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany on Sunday 28 May during the second UIAA Respect the Mountains event of 2017. The successful day was organised...

3rd Iran Climbing International Summer Camp

Application is now open for the UIAA Global Youth Summit (GYS) event taking place on Mount Damavand (5671m) and Mount Alam kuh (4848m), Iran from 7-19 July. Introduction and philosophy: As a result of the collaboration between the UIAA and the I.R Iran Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Federation (IMSCF), this is...

Bern hosts UIAA Mountain Protection Commission meeting

A busy period of UIAA Commission meetings continued on Saturday 20 May with the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission reconvening at the UIAA headquarters in Bern, Switzerland. The meeting was led by Commission President Carolina Adler, supported by office representative Gloria Scarano and UIAA Executive Board (EB) Member...