REVIEW 2019: UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The 2019 UIAA General Assembly, hosted by the Cyprus Mountaineering Climbing & Orienteering Federation, was held in Larnaca and Ayia Napa, Cyprus on Saturday 2 November. Delegates from 51 member associations and 42 countries were present. Following opening addresses from the President of the Cyprus Olympic...

THE TOMILOVS: BROTHERS ON ICE

Sport is littered with well-told tales of successful siblings. From the Williams sisters in tennis, to the Klitschko brothers in boxing and the Brownlees in triathlon.  Ice climbing has its own star siblings including France’s Tristan and Louna Ladevant, Switzerland’s Sina and Lukas Goetz and...

UIAA ATTENDS 2019 IF ATHLETE AND SUSTAINABILITY FORUM

The 2019 International Federation (IF) Forum held in the Olympic Capital Lausanne, Switzerland specifically focused on athletes. The event took place from 28 to 30 October under the slogan “for the IFs from the IFs” and covered topics from athlete welfare and mental health, the...

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...

LAUNCH OF 2019-2020 UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD TOUR

Five World Cups across three continents headline the provisional 2019-2020 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour calendar, partnered by Outdoor Research. [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/lSU6h9Qx3Ys" align="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row] Four of the venues featured as part of the 2018-2019 season ensuring familiarity for athletes and the opportunity...

UIAA JOINS DISCUSSIONS AT SPORTACCORD

Held from 5-10 May in Queensland, Australia, the 2019 edition of SportAccord welcomed a significant number of key players in the sport industry including host city partners, event organisers, tourism agencies, logistical suppliers, news and photograpy agencies, government offices as well as a significant number of international federations. Represented by...

UIAA LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE DONATE PROJECT

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has launched a Donate initiative to help raise funds for mountain-related projects worldwide. A dedicated Donate page on the UIAA website was one of the ideas put forward by a number of member associations and partners during...