The Ogre –
Read the dramatic story of the first ascent

Towards the end of 2017, legendary British mountaineer and UIAA Management Committee member Doug Scott released The Ogre, a two-part biography documenting his and Chris Bonington’s dramatic first ascent and fight for survival on the Ogre in Pakistan’s Karakoram in 1977. Predating satellite phone communication, when an...

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...

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...

DEALING WITH EYE PROBLEMS IN EXPEDITIONS

Visual loss in the wilderness setting is potentially fatal. Firstly it may be a warning sign of a serious systemic problem and secondly the patient may lose their functional independence and ability to respond to objective danger. The issues discussed in the UIAA MedCom paper #20, Eye Problems...

Winners of the 12th Piolets d’Or Asia Awards

The 12th Piolets d’Or Asia Awards & 10th Golden Climbing Shoe Awards were held in Seoul, Korea on 3 November, 2017. The founding vision of the Piolets d’Or Asia Awards is to encourage and stimulate Asian alpinists who achieved pure and visionary climbing. The 12th Piolets...

APPRECIATING THE FULL PICTURE

The second in our series exploring a profound human passion for the mountains profiles Jason Williams, New Mexico-based mountain rescuer. Jason's skills and experience cover a wide range of mountain rescue sectors. He is a nationally-registered paramedic and obtained his Mountain Emergency Medicine and Rescue Diploma...