Programme announced for Asia’s Piolets d’Or

Seoul, Korea will host the 12th edition of the Asian continent's Piolets d’Or on Friday 3 November. Three main awards will be bestowed during the ceremony: the Piolets d’Or Asia, the Lifetime Achievement Asia and the Golden Climbing Shoe. The first two categories will be...

Historic ascent of Shispare northeast face

As reported to the UIAA by its Honorary Member Tom Nakamura (Japan), Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima successfully summited the 7611m peak of Shispare, Pakistan, via a new route of the northeast face at 14:30 on 22 August. This is considered to be the first ascent of the...

A TRUE COMMITMENT TO ALL ASPECTS OF ROCK CLIMBING

The International Climbers’ Festival, held from 12-16 July in Lander, Wyoming (USA), has been confirmed as the winner of the 2017 UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award. The popular five-day event welcomed over 1,000 participants including a number of recognised international climbers representing some 37 US...

UIAA attends Skyrunning General Assembly

The International Skyrunning Federation, a unit member of the UIAA, recently held its annual General Assembly. UIAA Executive Board member Thomas Kähr was in attendance to highlight the collaboration between the two international federations. The following report is courtesy of the ISF: The 10th International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly was...

Avoiding the perils of Kilimanjaro

The highest mountain on the Africa continent, Kilimanjaro, is one of the world’s most popular climbing destinations. As recent reports of fatalities sadly testify it also remains, often to people’s surprise, one of the world’s most dangerous. It is reported that approximately 1,000 people are...