UIAA LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE DONATE PROJECT

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has launched a Donate initiative to help raise funds for mountain-related projects worldwide. A dedicated Donate page on the UIAA website was one of the ideas put forward by a number of member associations and partners during...

2018 UIAA ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The UIAA, International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, has published its 2018 Annual Report. The look and format of the Report have been revamped. Conceived for the digital environment it includes links to key resources - such as UIAA news articles, video content and multimedia assets. Contents include: President's...

A REVIEW OF ALL UIAA SPRING MEETINGS IN MALTA

Expertly hosted by the Malta Climbing Club (MCC) in early May, the UIAA Spring Meetings provided an opportunity for close collaboration between various organs of the UIAA – notably Management Committee, Commissions, Office as well as representatives from member associations. Three Commission meetings – Access, Ice Climbing...

THE UIAA IN 2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW

A year delivering diverse projects, initiatives and events at the UIAA witnessed significant activity across the federation’s three pillars of safety, sport and sustainability, thanks to the endeavours of its eight commissions, Management Committee, Executive Board and Office based in Bern. Highlights include a new...

Application for ice climbers’ anti-doping certificate open

Dear athletes, At the beginning of 2016/2017 season, the UIAA launched its anti-doping online education programme for ice climbers and skyrunners. All athletes competing in the upcoming UIAA Ice Climbing season must pass the test and obtain a certificate. Although this education is only mandatory for UIAA licensed athletes, the UIAA hopes it can be useful...

Mountain Freedom v Risk – ‘A Discussion Without Peak’

A round table meeting ‘Mountain Freedom vs. Risk – a discussion without peak’ was held in Brixen (Bressanone), Italy on Friday 16 October under the excellent organization of the IMS (International Mountain Summit) and Dr. Luigi Fiorenzo Festi. The round table discussion sought to answer the following questions: -       Mountains are...

Major changes made to World Anti-Doping Code

Editor's Note: Dr Nenad Dikic and Dr Marija Andjelkovic of the UIAA Anti-Doping Commission update us significant changes between to the World Anti-Doping Code, with the new code becoming effective on 1 January 2015: The World Anti -Doping Code ("the Code”) is the core document that provides...