TRIBUTE TO TOM BALLARD

On Saturday 9 March, during the UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships in Kirov, Russia, news broke that the bodies of Briton Tom Ballard and his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi had been discovered on Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. As a regular competitor on the UIAA Ice Climbing World...

KIROV CLOSES MEMORABLE SEASON

The UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships, the closing event in the 2018-2019 UIAA Ice Climbing season, was held in Kirov, Russia from 9-10 March. A warm weekend in the Russian city provided a welcome respite from the freezing conditions athletes have had to endure throughout the...

CALLING ALL APPLICANTS:
2019 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD OPENS 1 MARCH

Since 2013, the UIAA Mountain Protection Award has showcased 106 projects from over 30 countries. The platform has enabled initiatives to receive international recognition and much-needed funding. It has provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and share best practices. Investment generated by the Award has...

SLACKLINERS JOIN THE UIAA COMMUNITY

At the 2018 UIAA General Assembly held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the International Slackline Association (ISA) was voted in as an Observer Member of the UIAA. Founded in 2015, the ISA aims to support and develop the international slackline community, protect access to the sport, enhance communication...

DECISIVE PERFORMANCES DELIVERED IN CHAMPAGNY

Round 5 of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season, the penultimate, took place in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France on 8-9 February. One of the most striking and impressive ice towers in the world provided the setting for a competition which delivered some potentially decisive results in...

Obituary: Ante Mahkota 1936 – 2018

In December 2018, Ante Mahkota, a pioneer of modern Slovenian mountain climbing, completed his life’s journey. He was an excellent and noted journalist, photographer, editor, author of mountaineering and climbing books and the CEO of the most important Slovenian printing and newspaper company DELO. He began his...