FQME: 50 years of discovery and excellence

Five decades, that is a significant achievement. In the fall of 2019, the Fédération québécoise de la montagne et de l’escalade (FQME), established in Canada, will celebrate its golden 50th anniversary. The FQME has been an associate member of the UIAA since 1975. Over the years, the FQME has established and...

EVEREST AND KILIMANJARO ISSUES TO BE TACKLED BY UIAA WORKING GROUP

In May and June, the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – published statements in response to two significant climbing stories. The first was related to the 2019 Everest climbing season, the second proposals to construct a cableway up Kilimanjaro. The two statements received significant international media coverage. A...

TWELVE PROJECTS VYE FOR PREEMINENT AWARD

Following a six month application and assessment process, the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission has published the list of projects to be showcased as part of the 2019 UIAA Mountain Protection Award. This year marks the seventh running of the annual prize. The final list of nominees comprises 12 high-quality projects...

JANEZ SVOLJSAK 1993-2019

The UIAA was saddened to hear about the sudden recent passing of Slovenian climber Janez Svoljšak. A regular competitor on the full UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour from 2013-2017, Janez had dedicated the past three years to traditional alpinism. Janez specialised in fast ascents of hard...