Kalymnos, a rock climber’s paradise

The Kalymnos Climbing Festival (held 7-9 October) has won the 2016 UIAA Rock Climbers' Award. The island of Kalymnos in Greece is a paradise for the mind and body, in particular for rock climbers indulging in their passion. A rich blend of Greek hospitality, natural beauty...

UIAA Rock Climbers’ Award: the Aggtelek Climbing Festival

Following a sucessful event in South Africa, the 2nd UIAA Rock Climbers’ Award will take place 14 – 16 August during the Aggtelek Climbing Festival, Hungary. As for the first edition, a prize of CHF 1’000 will be shared between the best male and female athlete of the event. In attendance will be Peter Farkas, Vice-President of...

Inaugural UIAA Rock Climber’s Award: South Africa

The first UIAA Rock Climbers’ Award at a rock climbing festival was held in the scenic Umgeni Valley in KwaZulu - Natal, South Africa in June 2015. The event in KwaZulu – Natal which was organized by the Southern Climbing Centre with support from UIAA member federation, the Mountain Club of South...

UIAA announces Rock Climbers’ Award

Recognizing the rock climbing community (Photo: Copyright: Gaetan Raymond for UIAA) From its establishment in 1932, the UIAA has promoted and developed mountain sports while respecting the environment. High mountains, big walls, bouldering, ski mountaineering, ice climbing and rock climbing; these are all activities in the DNA of...