THE UIAA IN 2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW

A year delivering diverse projects, initiatives and events at the UIAA witnessed significant activity across the federation’s three pillars of safety, sport and sustainability, thanks to the endeavours of its eight commissions, Management Committee, Executive Board and Office based in Bern. Highlights include a new...

Safety alert for FIXE Lower-Offs

The UIAA Safety Commission, through DAV Safety Research, has again received information about a broken chain link from a FIXE belay anchor. As a consequence, the UIAA Safety Commission now recommends replacing all FIXE chains made from INOX. They can be identified by the “INOX”...

UIAA SHAPING DISCUSSIONS AT SUSTAINABLE SUMMITS AND OUTDOOR 2018

Two major international gatherings for the outdoor community took place in June 2018 with the UIAA represented, and leading discussions, at both events. First, the biennial Sustainable Summits Conference took place in Chamonix, France from 12-14 June where the three-day discussions focused on the future for...

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UIAA announces 24th Safety Standard

The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation - UIAA - is delighted to announce the publication of its 24th international safety standard for climbing and mountaineering equipment. After extensive research and development, the UIAA published Standard 109 dedicated to Belay Lanyards in June 2018. Standard 109 can be...