2019 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD CANDIDATE: Rock Festival Almaty

Location: Alatau Mountains, Tuyuk Su Gorge, Almaty (Kazakhstan) Date: 29 August- 4 September 2019 Links: Website Instagram Estimated Number Of Participants: 1,200 ABOUT THE EVENT The Almaty International Rock Climbing Festival, supported by the Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, celebrates its fourth edition this year with around...

2019 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD CANDIDATE: Suru Boulder Fest

Location: Leh, Ladakh (India) Date: 25 August - 7 September 2019 Links: Website Facebook Instagram Estimated Number of Participants: 150 ABOUT THE EVENT The Suru Boulder Fest supported by UIAA member association, the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) celebrates its fourth edition this year with around 150 climbers expected to participate....

2019 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD CANDIDATE: Trad Climbing Festival

Location: Joseung Rock & Camping Site, Jecheon City, Choongcheongbukdo (Korea) Date: 8-9 June, 2019 Links: Facebook Estimated Number Of Participants: 45 Organiser: Crack Crusader ABOUT THE EVENT The Trad Climbing Festival supported by the Korea Alpine Federation, a UIAA member association, and sponsored by The North Face and Black Diamond celebrated its third...

FROM CANADA TO NEW ZEALAND, UIAA RESPECT THE MOUNTAINS GOES GLOBAL

Earlier this year, the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission put in motion a new direction for the Respect the Mountains series with a departure from the model of UIAA-organised events - primarily located in popular European mountain resorts - to the creation of an international platform for events organized by...

The Lure of the Himalaya

On 28 May, the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – published a statement in relation to the 2019 climbing season on Everest. The statement has been shared internationally and picked up by several major news agencies. The UIAA has committed to being part...

JOINT STATEMENT ON PROPOSED KILIMANJARO CABLEWAY

It was with concern that the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA), the Confederation of African Mountain Clubs (CAMC) and the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), came to hear of the proposal to build a cableway up Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. The construction of such...

UIAA LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE DONATE PROJECT

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has launched a Donate initiative to help raise funds for mountain-related projects worldwide. A dedicated Donate page on the UIAA website was one of the ideas put forward by a number of member associations and partners during...