Georges Moissidis

Anniversary of George Moissidis Olympic honour

Wednesday 22 June marks the 15th anniversary of the opening of the 41stInternational Olympic Academy (IOA) session, an opportune time to remember one of the late Honorary Members of the UIAA who received the Olympic Order during the two-week long congress. George Moissidis of Greece was bestowed...

UIAA Safety Commission meets in Bergamo

The annual UIAA Safety Commission was hosted by the Club Alpino Italiano in Bergamo, Italy from 7-9 June. The good work of the UIAA Safety Commission could not be achieved without the support and dedication of the working groups, comprising the UIAA Safety Commission experts, the...

Ice Climbers: Champions and Pioneers

Our new series profiles the athletes taking part in the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour. The 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, supported by The North Face Korea, may have finished in early February but the 170 international athletes who graced this year's competition are already...

The UIAA: A productive weekend of meetings in Baku

The weekend of 14-15 May proved to be a busy one for the UIAA Management Committee and its Access and Mountain Protection Commissions, who all held meetings in Baku, Azerbaijan.   The Management Committee meetings were organized by FAIREX (Air and Extreme Federation of Azerbaijan). The following decisions...

Report from April 2016 UIAA Mountaineering Commission meeting

‘The UIAA Mountaineering Commission promotes best practice by identifying and addressing ethical, technical & training, and legal issues of international importance.’ The UIAA Mountaineering Commission met in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2016, writes Commission representative Phil Wickens. The meeting, which was hosted by the Czech Mountaineering Federation (CMF), was...