Continued evolution of the UIAA Safety Label in China

The UIAA Safety Label extends its international reach. UIAA Safety Commission member Jean-Franck Charlet was recently invited by the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) to assist in the construction of an official UIAA safety laboratory in Beijing, the second of its kind on the Asian continent. The laboratory will...

Dates confirmed for youth ice climbing training camps in Kirov, Russia

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission and the Russian Mountaineering Federation have confirmed the programme and registration details for this year’s training camps for youth ice climbers. This annual opportunity for youth ice climbers to train together is a fundamental part of the UIAA’s commitment towards the evolution...

UIAA – Newsletter, October 2016. Now Published.

The October 2016 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The 2016  UIAA General Assembly, held in Brixen (Bressanone), Italy and organised by the Alpenverein Südtirol AVS, took centre-stage this month. UIAA member federations from six continents attended the annual meeting which witnessed Frits Vrijlandt re-elected as President, the confirmation of...

At the forefront of mountain medicine

The work of the UIAA Medical Commission is respected and recognized throughout the world of mountaineering. The Commission’s mission of increasing knowledge about mountain medicine among doctors, mountaineers and lay mountain users is achieved through several different means. In order to provide the best possible advice...

Confirmation: 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing dates

Information for Athletes and Member Federations The UIAA is delighted to announce the final calendar for the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season. The upcoming campaign, partnered by The North Face Korea, promises several exciting changes and developments. The UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour will comprise five events on...

Kalymnos, a rock climber’s paradise

The Kalymnos Climbing Festival (held 7-9 October) has won the 2016 UIAA Rock Climbers' Award. The island of Kalymnos in Greece is a paradise for the mind and body, in particular for rock climbers indulging in their passion. A rich blend of Greek hospitality, natural beauty...