FLATTEN THE CURVE

The following advice was shared by the International Slackline Association. 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...

WADA updates its COVID-19 guidance for Anti-Doping Organizations

On 21 March, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued updated guidance for Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. WADA developed the guidance following consultation with ADOs, including National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), International Federations and Major Event Organizations as well as other organizations, such as the...

UIAA STATEMENT ON COVID-19

The President and the Executive team of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – wish to express their sincere sympathy with all of its member federations who in various degrees are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The UIAA encourages all member federations to...

UIAA YOUTH COMMISSION REDEFINES FUTURE OBJECTIVES

The UIAA Youth Commission held its first 2020 meeting on 29 February in Cyprus, expertly hosted by the Cyprus Mountaineering Climbing & Orienteering Federation. Among those attending were President Mark Dennison (UK), Pavlos Georgiades, Niki Karoulla, Nektarios Vilandis (Cyprus), Tiberiu Pintilie (Romania), Barbara Bajer (Slovenia),...

REVISION TO UIAA STANDARD 101

The UIAA recently updated one of its core Safety Standards (101 – Dynamic Ropes). This is part of the UIAA Safety Commission’s commitment to ensuring its Standards meet the ever-changing nature and demands of the market and climbing and mountaineering world. The revision focused on correcting...