INDIAN MOUNTAINEERING FOUNDATION IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

The following letter to its members was published by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) on 7 April. The original article can be found here. Dear Respected Members,  As the pandemic of Corona Virus rages on unabated, I take this opportunity to wish you and your  families, good health...

FEDME (SPAIN) MESSAGE TO THE MOUNTAINEERING COMMUNITY

The following communication was provided by UIAA full member, FEDME –Federación Española De Deportes De Montaña Y Escalada, on 7 April. Representing the Spanish Autonomous Federations and clubs, we stand in solidarity with the dramatic situation that our country is experiencing and show our love and...

Measures implemented in North Macedonia

The following update is courtesy of Goran Nikoloski, Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia. SUMMARY OF NATIONWIDE MEASURES All events suspended All schools closed Land borders closed Non-essential production stopped Non-essential shops closed Non-essential movement-banned Police hours (21:00 – 06:00) Daily movement of age groups divided: 06:00 – 11:00 – 67 – over...

SWISS ALPINE CLUB: Summary of COVID-19 measures

The following information is courtesy of Swiss Alpine Club President, and UIAA Management Committee member, Françoise Jaquet. A detailed overview on our actions and communication can be found on the SAC website https://www.sac-cas.ch/fr/le-cas/les-cabanes-du-cas-restent-fermees-23205/ https://www.sac-cas.ch/en/the-sac/sac-huts-remain-closed-23205/ Since March 2 and throughout the evolution of the recommendations of the Federal Council and...

CBME: Mountaineers united against COVID-19

The following communication was published on 24 March by CBME - Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation (CBME) - the UIAA's full member in Brazil. The below is a Google translation of the original Portuguese into English. Due to the global crisis of COVID-19, the main recommendation is to stay home!...

Danish Climbing Association cancels all activities until June

Please find a recent communication from UIAA Associate Member, Danish Climbing Association. The passage below is a Google translation of part of the original article in Danish: The closure of all sports facilities, etc. is valid until 13 April. All association activities and all federal activities during...

PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM NEW ZEALAND ALPINE CLUB

On 30 March, Lindsay Smith, President of the New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) wrote the following letter to members. As well as encouraging members to continue observing guidelines from authorities - Since 1891, the New Zealand Alpine Club has been part of our members’ lives as they faced...

ACC Coronavirus Information

The following information was published by the Alpine Club of Canada on 17 March. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation through Health Canada and we are following their suggested precautions. As the situation continues to evolve, we are always considering the best option for the...

APPEAL TO AVOID THE MOUNTAINS

The German Alpine Club published the following statement on 20 March. It appealed to its members not to visit the mountains and especially difficult and long tours. The article (in German) can be found here....