COVID 19 TASKFORCE: WORLDWIDE CLIMBING PICTURE

The UIAA Taskforce set up to offer guidance to the climbing community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic held its most recent online meeting on 24 March. Discussions centred on the subject of vaccination roll outs, the impact of third waves in certain countries and recommendations to the...

Launching the first-ever global survey on waste in mountains: Add your voice

GRID-Arendal, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, international mountain sports and guiding federations - including the UIAA, and other partners, is launching the 2021 Mountain Waste Survey. This is the first-ever global survey of the public on waste in mountain areas. More than 1.1...

UIAA MEMBERS ANNOUNCE ELECTION OF NEW PRESIDENTS

A number of UIAA member associations have recently announced the election of new Presidents. Brazil, CBME, Brazilian Mountaineering and Climbing Confederation: Mr Marcio Hoepers succeeds Ms Kika Bradford as new President. Mr Hoepers brings considerable experience working with local federations in Brazil. Denmark, DKK, Danish Alpine Club,...

KIROV BRINGS DOWN CURTAIN ON 2020-21 SEASON

The 2020-2021 UIAA Ice Climbing season concluded with a World Cup event in Kirov, Russia on 6-7 March. Nearly 40 athletes took on speed and lead competitions at an ice tower which has long hosted UIAA-sanctioned events and training camps. The current season has been severely...

LATEST UPDATES FROM UIAA MEMBERS ON COVID-19

The UIAA Covid-19 Crisis Consultation (CCC) Taskforce, set up nearly a year ago to provide guidance on subjects related to climbing and mountaineering throughout the lifespan of the current pandemic, continues to meet regularly online with its members providing updates from their federations and countries. Below...