Author returns to Himalayan Golden Age

A former Honorary Secretary of the Himalayan Club, Trevor Braham, has published his memoir of mountain exploration from the 1940s to the early 1970s. In “Himalayan Playground, Adventures on the Roof of the World, 1942-72”, Braham expresses his love of mountains and the challenges they present....

Climbers meet climbers in United States

Nearly 50 climbers from 23 countries  took part in the American Alpine Club's first international climbing meet in Indian Creek, Utah, from October 3-10. The AAC had invited each country to send two young climbers, one man and one woman able to lead  a UIAA VII-,...

Century-old alpine club elects first woman president

his year the Norwegian Alpine Club (NTK) is celebrating its hundredth anniversary. The members have elected their first woman president to lead the club into the next century. UIAA President Mike Mortimer was in Oslo for the celebrations and had the chance to congratulate the ground-breaking...

Pit SCHUBERT

2016 is proving to be another busy year for the UIAA Youth Commission and its series of Global Youth Summit (GYS) events ...

American Alpine Club hosts international events

The American Alpine Club is going global this summer, hosting four international climbing events. The events are a Chinese-American women's climbing exchange, the club's first international climbers’ meet, an international climbing festival called the Craggin’ Classic, and an international editors’ summit. The goal of the Chinese-American Ladies’...

Everest weather station goes online

A new meteorological station now in place on Mount Everest is providing hourly updates online from its position 8,000 metres above sea level. The station will supply valuable information to climbers and scientists researching climate change. The world’s highest automatic weather station, installed in May on...

Everest Closure

Statement: At the General Assembly of the UIAA in October 2007, the member federations applauded the promise of the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) to take the UIAA flag to the summit of Mt Everest, as part of the Olympic torch relay. The logic was simple. The...

The Rowell Award For the Art of Adventure

The UIAA is to become a Friend of the Rowell Award For the Art of Adventure. The award is given to an "adventurer whose artistic passion illuminates the wild places of the world, and whose accomplishments significantly benefit both the environment and the peoples who inhabit these...