Les Frères Ladevant: Always Climbing

Whether in the gym, on the walls of a World Cup venue or climbing in their beloved Alps, the Ladevant brothers are inseparable. Almost three years divide older brother Tristan, 20, and Louna, 17. In their two full seasons on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour,...

RTM18: Focolaccia Pass, Italy. English translation

The Italian UIAA Respect  the Mountains event of 2018 will take place in Tuscany, on the Apuan Alps. CAI-Italian Alpine Club contact person: Luca Tommasi. Event Timing: 08.07.2018 starting from 09:30 Event Location: Focolaccia Pass (MS) Meeting point: hut Guido Donegani parking, Località Orto di Donna – 55034 Minucciano...

2018 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD CANDIDATE: 11th Capixaba Climbing Festival

Location: Castelo (City), Espírito Santo (State) - (Brazil) Date: 16-23 September, 2018 Links: Website - Social Estimated Number of Participants: +200 ABOUT THE EVENT The Capixaba Climbing Festival (XI Encontro Capixaba de Escalada) was created in 2006 by the Capixaba Climbing Association (ACE in Portuguese) to celebrate and develop climbing in the State and...

2018 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD CANDIDATE: BLOQUEando 2018

Location: Pomani, La Paz (Bolivia) Date: 26-28 October, 2018 Links: Website - Facebook Estimated Number of Participants: 200 ABOUT THE EVENT BLOQUEando 2018 will be the 12th edition, undoubtedly the biggest and most important event of its kind and a reference for the practice of sport climbing and bouldering in Bolivia. It...

UIAA SHAPING DISCUSSIONS AT SUSTAINABLE SUMMITS AND OUTDOOR 2018

Two major international gatherings for the outdoor community took place in June 2018 with the UIAA represented, and leading discussions, at both events. First, the biennial Sustainable Summits Conference took place in Chamonix, France from 12-14 June where the three-day discussions focused on the future for...

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,...