Acting UIAA president Jordi Colomer on the year ahead

Jordi Colomer who is the Acting President of the UIAA Board discusses the year ahead for the organization. Colomer comes from Barcelona, Spain and has been a member of the UIAA’s Expedition and Mountaineering Commissions; he was President of the International Ski Mountaineering Committee from 1999...

Final results for 2012 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup – South Korea

Ice Climbing World Cup & Asian Championship CheongSong, Korea  Women's Speed Finals  Men's Speed Finals  1. SHABALINA, Viktoria RUS  1. SPITSYN, Ivan RUS  2. KRASAVINA, MARIA RUS  2. VAGIN, Alexey RUS  3. FILIPPOVA, Maryam RUS  3. TOMILOV, Alexey RUS  Women's Speed Full list  Men's Speed Full list    Women's Lead Finals  Men's Lead Finals  1. RAINER, Angelika ITA  1. TOMILOV, Maxim RUS  2....

Registration for 2012 Ice Climbing World Cup open

The UIAA has begun to accept registrations from athletes accredited by UIAA member federations for the 2012 Ice Climbing World Cup that starts on 14 January in Cheongsong, South Korea. The event is spread over a three month period and will then move to venues in...

UIAA supports International Mountain Day

The UIAA supports the celebration of 11 December 2011 as International Mountain Day. First started in 2003 by the United Nations, the day has become an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains and to focus on both the opportunities and challenges in mountain development. At...

UIAA General Assembly 2011

On October 8th, the UIAA celebrated the General Assembly in Kathmandu, Nepal kindly hosted by our member federation  the Nepalese Mountaineering Association (NMA).  It was a great honor for the UIAA to have the Assembly opened by the President of Nepal, Ram Baran Yadav . President...

Italian climbing legend, Walter Bonatti, dies

Walter Bonatti, one of the greatest mountaineers of the 20th century - and UIAA honorary member, passed away on September 13 in Rome. Walter Bonatti was born on 22nd June, 1930 in Bergamo, Italy. His first big ascent was the north face of the Grandes Jorasses...

The “enduring legacy” of Alan Blackshaw

Former UIAA president Alan Blackshaw passed away on August 4 in hospital in Inverness, Scotland. He was born in Liverpool on April 7, 1933. The following tribute to Blackshaw about his contributions to the UIAA is by Dave Morris, a former President of the UIAA Mountain...