2019 UIAA ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The UIAA - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation - has published its 2019 Annual Report. The digital report provides easier access to key resources - such as UIAA news articles, video content and multimedia assets. Contents include: President's Annual Message A Review of 2019 UIAA General Assembly 2019 UIAA Strategy...

Covid and the outdoors: BMC guidance

On 18 May, UIAA full member, the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) published the following guidance regarding Covid-19 and the outdoors. There's been a lot of speculation lately about how the virus is transmitted, especially when it comes to the outdoors. Sarah Stirling talks to Professor Ian...

ROMANIA: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES

The Romanian Alpine Club has published its recommendations for carrying out mountain activities in the context of COVID 19. The below is a translation from the original article in Romanian. Given that it is possible that the relaxation, from May 15, of the isolation measures implemented during...

CLIMBING HIGHER THANKS TO VERTICAL-LIFE

This season’s UIAA World Ice Climbing Tour continued to feature some star-studded performances from many of the world’s leading climbers. However, there was also a notable development away from the ice, with the introduction of Vertical-Life’s (VL) results system helping to shape and improve coverage...

UIAA AND COVID-19: RESOURCES

The UIAA - International Climbing & Mountaineering Federation - has published a number of resources related to Covid-19. The dedicated UIAA website portal can be found here. Reports from the meetings of the UIAA Covid-19 Crisis Consultation (CCC) task force. 16 April - creation of CCC 28 April -...

UPDATE CONCERNING 2020 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION PROJECTS

Following consultation between various parties – Mountain Protection Commission (MPC) delegates, the Award Assessment Team, the UIAA Executive Board, UIAA Office and main sponsor Bally – the UIAA MPC has taken the decision to postpone the evaluation and prize designation for the 2020 UIAA Mountain...

ONLINE MEETINGS PAVE WAY FOR UIAA PROGRESS

For the first time in the UIAA’s near 90-year history, and owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, its biannual Management Committee meeting was held online. The virtual format proved to be a success. All discussion topics and voting were successfully negotiated and all MC members, delegates...

NEPAL: LETTER FROM NMA PRESIDENT

The following communication was sent to the UIAA Office by Nepal Mountaineering Association President Santa Bir Lama on 28 April. It follows a previous communication from the NMA concerning Covid-19. Dear President, Please kindly accept warm greetings from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).  COVID 19, which emerged from China...

FIRST MEETING OF UIAA CCC TASK FORCE

At its 7 April online meeting, members of the UIAA Executive Board team unanimously decided to create a Covid-19 Crisis Consultation (CCC) task force - a lean, crisis-related structure, serving the interests of UIAA members wherever and whenever applicable. The CCC held its first meeting,...