COVID-19: UPDATE FROM NORTH MACEDONIA

The following update is courtesy of Goran Nikoloski, Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia. North Macedonia’s border crossings have been open since 26 June. The Government of North Macedonia announced that effective of 9 July, all citizens of Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro arriving from...

COVID-19: UPDATE FROM ROMANIA

The following update comes courtesy of Alex Paun, President of the Romanian Alpine Club (CAR). All meetings have taken place online. Post lockdown, there was a month of individual activities with groups capped at three and respecting social distance guidelines. CAR can now organise outdoor...

COVID 19 UPDATE: SITUATION IN BRAZIL

The following communication was published on 6 July by CBME – Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation (CBME) – the UIAA’s full member in Brazil. The below is a translation from the original article in Portuguese. It's been two months of social detachment due to the COVID-19...

COVID-19 UPDATE: MOUNTAINEERING IRELAND

The following update was provided by Jane Carney, Training Officer for Mountaineering Ireland (MI). MI has produced regular advice for the country's hillwalkers and climbers during Covid-19. Guidance has been provided throughout different stages. Like many other federations, MI has cancelled or postponed a number...

EUMA statement on the post-Covid-19 situation

The following statement was published by EUMA, the European Union of Mountaineering Association (a Continental Organisation recognised by the UIAA), on 15 June 2020. EUMA STATEMENT: MOUNTAINEERING POSTCOVID-19 From the EUMA, the European Union of Mountaineering Association, an organisation that includes the mountain and climbing federations and...

An update from South Africa

The following update is courtesy of Greg Moseley, President of the Mountain Club of South Africa and UIAA Management Committee member. We live in difficult times. However, the Mountain Club of South Africa has been attempting to do what is possible under the circumstances. Currently, we are...

FRANCE: REOPENING OF MOUNTAIN HUTS

The following update (in French) published on 2 June comes from UIAA member association, FFCAM - Fédération française des clubs alpins et de montagne (FFCAM). It details the decision by French authorities to allow mountain huts to reopen. FFCAM's own huts will open gradually with...

IRAN: RESOURCES FOR CLIMBERS

The following assets (in Persian) have been supplied by Mohammad Havaledar, Vice-President International Affairs, IMSCF (Iran Mountaineering Sports Climbing Federation). They offer brief guidelines for the climbing community before resuming activity. Organizing Educational Classes  Climbing Gyms Mountain Huts Mountaineering Clubs Eco-Camps (English) ...