Lending climbers a stronger voice

Climb the Hill began in 2016 to give climbers a stronger voice in Washington, D.C.. Co-hosted by The American Alpine Club and the Access Fund, the event brings together more than 60 professional climbers, industry leaders and partner organizations to advocate for public lands and...

MOUNTAIN SKILLS: WHAT WEAKENS A ROPE

The latest extract from the UIAA Alpine Summer Skills Handbook focuses the factors which weaken a rope and features as part of a chapter dedicated to Equipment. Limitations of a dynamic rope A wet rope will be heavier and harder to use. If your rope freezes,...

UIAA COMMITMENT TO MOUNTAIN PROTECTION CONTINUES TO EVOLVE

The Lake District, one of the United Kingdom’s most impressive and distinctive outdoor environments, provided a fitting backdrop for the recent annual meeting of the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission (MPC). Responsible for the developments of some of the UIAA’s most important international projects, the Commission reflected...