UIAA ANNOUNCES 2017 RESPECT THE MOUNTAINS DATES

Get involved with mountain clean-up events in your region. Following the success of the inaugural 2016 Series, the UIAA, with the support of its member federations and project partner KEEN, has put in place a calendar of 2017 Respect the Mountains events. The UIAA Respect the Mountains...

The UIAA to visit Outdoor2017

The UIAA looks forward to taking the opportunity to meet with partners, member federations and stakeholders in the world of climbing and mountaineering at the Outdoor2017 trade show held in Friedrichshafen, Germany from 18-21 June. The 24th edition of Outdoor will welcome 965 exhibitors from 40 countries...

CHILDREN AT ALTITUDE. ESSENTIAL ADVICE.

The second in our series exploring advice from the UIAA Medical Commission’s internationally recognised Advice and Recommendations papers focuses on children. The paper ‘Children At Altitude’ provides the conservative recommendations that should be helpful for mountaineers and physicians who are required to offer advice about ascent...

Focus: Climbing site management in Belgium

The UIAA Access Commission’s series exploring access issues and the climbing and mountaineering culture of different countries continues with a visit to Belgium. This article is courtesy of Climbing and Mountaineering Belgium’s Climbing Site Managers Koen Hauchecorne and Joe Dewez. In September 2002, new legislation was adopted in...

ANNAPURNA III – UNCLIMBED SCOOPS UIAA PRIZE

For the third successive year, the UIAA awarded the Best Climbing Film prize during the final weekend of the Trento Film Festival, held from 27 April – 7 May. This year marked the 65th edition of the festival which showcased some 118 films from 32 different...

Integration in the Mountains

The DAV (Deutscher Alpenverein – German Alpine Club) recently launched A.L.M (Alpen. Leben. Menschen – Alps. Life. People) – a project designed to support the integration of refugees in the Bavarian Alpine region and in the foothills of the Alps. The project was created in...

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, APRIL-MAY 2017. NOW PUBLISHED

The April 2017 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The outcome of discussions held at a number of recent UIAA Commission meetings have enabled the UIAA to advance on a number of subjects. Over the past month the UIAA Medical, Ice Climbing, Youth and Mountaineering Commissions have all...

Ueli Steck. One of the greats

Ueli Steck, one of the world’s most revered and respected climbers and mountaineers, died in an accident in Nepal on Sunday 30 April. A brief communication on Steck’s own website reported: “Ueli Steck was killed while trying to climb Mount Everest and the Lhotse. His family has...