PHOTOS AND RESULTS: 2018 UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships concluded earlier today in Malbun, Liechtenstein. The annual event was organised by UIAA member federation Liechtensteiner Alpenverein LAV Results can be found here. And here in PDF format. Photos can be found here. Photos copyright: UIAA/Michael Zanghellini Speed winners: Female U16 Olga Vylegzhanina (RUS) U19 Valeriia...

DEALING WITH EYE PROBLEMS IN EXPEDITIONS

Visual loss in the wilderness setting is potentially fatal. Firstly it may be a warning sign of a serious systemic problem and secondly the patient may lose their functional independence and ability to respond to objective danger. The issues discussed in the UIAA MedCom paper #20, Eye Problems...

A SIGNIFICANT DAY, A SIGNIFICANT YEAR

Monday marks International Mountain Day (IMD), an annual occasion since the United Nations General Assembly designated the 11 December an opportunity to ‘create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring...

Winners of the 12th Piolets d’Or Asia Awards

The 12th Piolets d’Or Asia Awards & 10th Golden Climbing Shoe Awards were held in Seoul, Korea on 3 November, 2017. The founding vision of the Piolets d’Or Asia Awards is to encourage and stimulate Asian alpinists who achieved pure and visionary climbing. The 12th Piolets...