UIAA Newsletter, April 2018, now published

The UIAA Newsletter for April 2018 is now available to view. An active month across the three pillars of the UIAA. The importance of climber safety and advancements in the UIAA's Training Programmes were among the key topics discussed at a recent UIAA Mountaineering Commission meeting. The latest articles in...

EUMA and the UIAA start collaboration

Delegations from the EUMA (European Union of Mountaineering Associations) and the UIAA (International Climbing & Mountaineering Federation) Executive Boards met in February in Brussels to discuss the relationship and future collaboration between the two organisations. Throughout a productive and friendly meeting, the EUMA and the UIAA...

Online climbing gear: are you buying safe equipment?

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) recently published a guide regarding the potential perils of buying climbing equipment online, notably the abundance of non-certified equipment offered by dubious sellers. The UIAA endorses the BMC article which advises buying gear 'which conform(s) to the relevant CEN or UIAA standard,...

Mountain Skills: How frostbite occurs

The higher we climb, the colder it gets: atmospheric air temperature drops by 1.2 degrees for every 200 metres of elevation gain, or six degrees per 1,000 metres. Meanwhile, extended physical exertion requires extra energy at higher elevations. Thus when you feel drained due to...