Omega Pacific Recalls Carabiners Due to Risk of Injury or Death

The information below concerns a recall from Omega Pacific. Full story here. Name of product: Carabiners Hazard: The carabiner can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user. Remedy: Refund Replace Recall date: November 21, 2017 Recall number: 18-041 Recall Details Description: This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners....

UIAA Newsletter, December 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for December 2017 is now available to view. During the month of November, the UIAA played a leading role in mountain sustainability discussions at both the International Federation Forum in Lausanne and in Bonn during the 23rd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) –...

ACCESS COMMISSION PROVIDES GUIDANCE IN IRAN

In the days following the 2017 UIAA General Assembly, a dedicated workshop focusing on mountain access was held at the headquarters of the National Olympic Committee of Iran in Tehran. The workshop titled ‘Educative Access’ united members of the Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing federation, national...

UIAA Newsletter, November 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for November 2017 is now available to view. A full review of the 2017 UIAA General Assembly held in Shiraz, Iran on 21 October is available as part of this newsletter. During the GA, Mount Everest Biogas Project was confirmed as the fifth winner...

Registration open for 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season

UIAA member federations are informed that registration is now open for the the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season. Access details and information related to registering athletes and applying for their mandatory annual competition licence have been sent to member federations by email.  The link to access the registration...

Fred Beckey, a unique mountaineer

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the passing of legendary mountaineer and rock climber Fred Beckey, who died on 30 October at the age of 94. Among his notable achievements, Beckey is credited with more first ascents of North American peaks than any other...