CHANGES ANNOUNCED TO UIAA ICE CLIMBING SEASON

In response to the evolving Covid-19 situation, the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has made further changes to the calendar for its current 2021 Ice Climbing season. In November, the UIAA confirmed that no World Tour would be held during the winter of...

UIAA VOLUNTEER SERIES: BUDDHA BASNYAT

Buddha Basnyat has offered his considerable experience in dealing with medical issues at high altitude and in the field of infectious diseases to international organisations for over thirty years. This includes his 20-year relationship as a volunteer for the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering...

2021 GREETINGS

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – wishes its member associations, partners, delegates, athletes and friends all the very best for the New Year. The year 2020 has proven to be a challenging time globally. In the face of these difficulties, the UIAA is...

UIAA SAFECOM ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS:
Bolts near edges

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – regularly receives questions related to safety topics. The UIAA Safety Commission, with support of other UIAA Commissions and experts, recently commenced a series of articles answering common questions with the objective of making them available to...

UIAA UPDATES STANDARD 123: ROCK ANCHORS

CORROSION AND STRESS CORROSION CRACKING FAILURE OF CLIMBING ANCHORS The subject of corrosion and stress corrosion cracking failure has been a work in progress for the past ten years within the UIAA Safety Commission. The Commission is delighted to confirm the results of this extensive project and...

SafeCom: Fixed anchors needed for testing

The UIAA Safety Commission (SafeCom) is seeking top anchors for evaluation and testing. Background Welding is a critical process in the manufacture of climbing top anchors. In the best of circumstances welding is a difficult to control process; manual welding of stainless steels is particularly challenging and...

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY: Protecting Arctic Flora and Upland Raptors

This article forms part of a series created by the UIAA - International Mountaineering & Climbing Federation - for International Mountain Day, 11 December. An overview article about the UIAA & IMD can be found here. For IMD, project leaders from UIAA Mountain Protection Award showcased projects...