The following communication was published on 6 July by CBME – Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation (CBME) – the UIAA’s full member in Brazil.
The below is a translation from the original article in Portuguese.
It’s been two months of social detachment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is natural that after so long there is a certain anxiety about resuming mountaineering activities; there is a longing for forests, mountains, boulders, walls, cliffs.
Unlike other countries that have resumed mountaineering activities, Brazil is still in a scenario of increasing the number of cases and daily deaths, indicating a community circulation of the virus. The numbers for the country are high, however some municipalities and states are moving towards the return of non-essential activities. As a result, conservation units and other mountaineering and climbing areas begin to reopen, and the practice of mountain activities has been released by some government officials.
In order to contribute to reflection and decision making on when, where and how to climb or hike trails in a scenario of such uncertainty, the Brazilian Confederation of Mountaineering and Climbing publishes guidelines with the knowledge available until today.
Download the document: COM2020.03-COVID-19