AAC RELEASES ANNUAL ACCIDENTS GUIDE IN SPANISH

The American Alpine Club (AAC) has launched a Spanish edition of its annual Accidents in North American Climbing. This book has been published annually by the American Alpine Club since 1949, sharing stories and lessons from climbing accidents throughout North America. Now, with this first-ever translation...

UIAA VOLUNTEER SERIES: MRIKA NIKÇI

Most teenagers are unsure of their hopes, goals and dreams, but as she surveyed the extraordinary sight of the sun beginning to illuminate Mount Everest, one young woman was glad that she had followed hers. Mrika Nikҫi was destined for a life in the mountains. Born...

At last. Up and (sky)running again

The International Skyrunning Federation (ISF), unit member of UIAA, held their postponed 2020 Skyrunning World Championships from 9-11 July, in the Spanish Pyrenees. Three days, three disciplines, three races marked the return of racing on a grand scale and what better than to kick off with the...

UIAA RELEASES LOAD SHARING DEVICES STANDARD

The UIAA Safety Commission is delighted to confirm the publication of UIAA Standard 130 Load Sharing Devices. The Standard can be downloaded here. This Standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for all types of load sharing devices commonly used in mountaineering (climbing and associated activities)...

UIAA SAFETY COMMISSION REPORTS ON STANDARDS PROGRESS

The UIAA Safety Commission held its latest Plenary Session between 31 May and 1 June. Over the two-day online meeting, the Plenary welcomed 11 UIAA accredited laboratory representatives, 13 national delegates and representatives from 27 leading manufactures of climbing and mountaineering equipment. Top Highlights: Two...

UIAA COVID-19 COMMITTEE STATEMENT

The UIAA Covid-19 Committee held its latest online meeting on 18 May. The Committee divided its latest meeting into two parts – the first, as has been custom, discussed the current and diverse situation in countries and regions represented by members of the group. The second...