MOUNTAIN SKILLS: WHAT WEAKENS A ROPE

The latest extract from the UIAA Alpine Summer Skills Handbook focuses the factors which weaken a rope and features as part of a chapter dedicated to Equipment. Limitations of a dynamic rope A wet rope will be heavier and harder to use. If your rope freezes,...

UIAA Newsletter, March 2018, now published

The UIAA Newsletter for March 2018 is now available to view. Hosted by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), March's UIAA Management Committee meetings provided a chance for delegates and Commission Presidents to reconvene and discuss the UIAA's progress following on from October's General Assembly. The meetings concluded...

EXPERIENCE AND YOUTH TO THE FORE IN KIROV

At their home World Cup, some of the world's leading ice climbers embraced the opportunity to end the season quite literally on a high while emerging talents offered a tantalising glimpse of what the future may hold. A superb 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, partnered by The...

UIAA Newsletter, February 2018, now published

The UIAA Newsletter for February 2018 is now available to view. The UIAA Alpine Summer Skills guide is now available worldwide as a digital download. In the field of mountain safety, the UIAA and the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) publish recommendations related to The Chadar Trek. The use of...

UIAA Newsletter, January 2018, now published

The UIAA Newsletter for January 2018 is now available to view. Recent international trade shows have provided the UIAA with the opportunity to discuss important mountain safety and sustainability topics with the outdoor community. The calendar of Global Youth Events is taking shape. The Series provides opportunities for young climbers...