ONLINE MEETINGS PAVE WAY FOR UIAA PROGRESS

For the first time in the UIAA’s near 90-year history, and owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, its biannual Management Committee meeting was held online. The virtual format proved to be a success. All discussion topics and voting were successfully negotiated and all MC members, delegates...

NEPAL: LETTER FROM NMA PRESIDENT

The following communication was sent to the UIAA Office by Nepal Mountaineering Association President Santa Bir Lama on 28 April. It follows a previous communication from the NMA concerning Covid-19. Dear President, Please kindly accept warm greetings from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).  COVID 19, which emerged from China...

SOLIDARITY FROM THE KOREAN ALPINE FEDERATION

The following updates have been provided by the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF), courtesy of UIAA Management Committee member and Continental Representative for Asia, Christine Pae. Dr Injung Lee, former President of KAF, and UIAA honorary member has also written a personal message. A Personal Message from UIAA...

AAC: MESSAGE FROM CEO PHIL POWERS

The following communication, a message from American Alpine Club CEO Phil Powers, was published on 30 April. A MESSAGE FROM AAC CEO PHIL POWERS To the American Alpine Club Community, Our world has been radically impacted by COVID-19. And, this week, it hit home for us in Golden. Yesterday,...

New Brunswick Opens Rock Climbing with Covid Rules

The following article was published in Gripped on 27 April. It concerns the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. Social distancing and staying safe while crag climbing during a pandemic On April 24, 2020, the Province of New Brunswick introduced a four-phase recovery plan to COVID-19. In doing so,...

FIRST MEETING OF UIAA CCC TASK FORCE

At its 7 April online meeting, members of the UIAA Executive Board team unanimously decided to create a Covid-19 Crisis Consultation (CCC) task force - a lean, crisis-related structure, serving the interests of UIAA members wherever and whenever applicable. The CCC held its first meeting,...