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!...

UPDATE: 2020 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD

Owing to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award Panel has decided to not run the Award in 2020. The 2020 Award was scheduled to open in March 2020 and welcome applications from festivals in Oceania and South-East Asia. The...

THE OUTDOOR JOURNAL: LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Published on 13 March, the following is a letter from Apoorva Prasad, Editor in Chief, of the Outdoor Journal. We are, by our very roots, a publication focused on borderless travel, humanism, ecocentrism and internationalism. This crisis feels unprecedented. When something like a pandemic strikes humanity, it...

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....

FLATTEN THE CURVE

The following advice was shared by the International Slackline Federation. The article also provides several interesting links. Most of the slack community is young and healthy, but all of us will know and care about someone for whom getting COVID-19 will be a very different story. Sure,...

PUTTING CLIMBING ON HOLD

The following is a statement written by the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) on 23 March. The BMC and mountain rescue teams advise all climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to stay in their home area and put all climbing and hill walking on hold. Last week, the government...

CLIMBERS: TAKE ACTION AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

The American Alpine Club has published a number of resources related to coronavirus Climbers take action The following article -17 March - invites climbers to play their part in suppressing the spread of the virus https://americanalpineclub.org/news/2020/3/17/climbers-take-action-against-coronavirus Lodges The following article -17 March - provides an update on the use of...