UIAA Newsletter, January 2018, now published

The UIAA Newsletter for January 2018 is now available to view. Recent international trade shows have provided the UIAA with the opportunity to discuss important mountain safety and sustainability topics with the outdoor community. The calendar of Global Youth Events is taking shape. The Series provides opportunities for young climbers...

HOHHOT BRACED FOR ICE CLIMBING DEBUT

Hohhot, located in the Inner Mongolia region of China, will host the third UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup event of the 2018 season from 2-4 February. Following a highly successful event in Beijing last year, China continues to become an important presence on the World Tour...

A GIANT OF THE HIMALAYA

Elizabeth Hawley, the renowned journalist and chronicler of Himalayan expeditions, passed away in Nepal on Friday 26 January. On sharing the news, Ang Tshering Sherpa, UIAA Honorary Member and Chairman of the Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities (CAHC) wrote: “The worldwide mountaineering community has lost a...

THE HISTORY BOY

History was made during Round 2 of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour in Rabenstein when Mohammadreza Korouyeh Safdarian claimed gold in the men's lead competition to seal a first ever success for an Iranian athlete in the competition's 16-year history....

Climbers Against Cancer make Swiss donation

On Saturday evening representatives of the UIAA were honoured to organise a special ceremony ahead of the Lead Finals at the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. During the ceremony, the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation were presented with a donation of £25,000 by Climbers...

Creating Consciousness: A campaign to clean, recover and protect Los Calambucos Valley

Since entering the UIAA Mountain Protection Award platform in 2016, the Mountain Cultural Center, or CCM in its abbreviation in Spanish (Centro Cultural de Montaña), from Arequipa, Peru, has been making consistent and promising steps towards mountain protection, steadily fulfilling their goal of linking the...

WATCH: 2017 UIAA BEST CLIMBING FILM

The UIAA has awarded a Best Climbing Film prize at the Trento Film Festival for the past three years. The most recent winner - a 12-min documentary featured the 2016 expedition to the Himalayas of Nepal led by David Lama together with Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer...