UIAA SUPPORT FOR CLIMBAID’S PASSION FOR CLIMBING, PEACE AND INTEGRATION

On Thursday 21 March in Zurich, Switzerland, as an official supporter of the NGO ClimbAID, the UIAA represented by project manager Carol Kahoun, attended ClimbAID’s charity event “Klettern statt Krieg” (Climbing Not War). The evening, which saw an impressive turn out, started with a presentation by ClimbAID founder Beat Baggenstos, who explained the work and importance of the organisation. The organisation’s aim is to foster peaceful environments through climbing and to aid holistic development of young people into...

APPEAL TO STOP GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK CLIMBING BAN

A petition has recently been created to stop climbing bans across large areas of the Grampians National Park in Australia. This until further consultation can take place. The Grampians, located in the west of the State of Victoria, are a special and rugged range of hills, a famous National Park and contain some of Australia's most established and highly regarded rock climbing areas. In sharing the petition, focussed on the lack of prior consultation and engagement by...

UIAA TO CO-HOST PREMIERE OF FREE SOLO IN SWITZERLAND

Winner of the Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards, Free Solo, a film directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin will premiere in Switzerland next month. The film profiles rock climber Alex Honnold on his quest to perform a free solo climb of El Capitan in June 2017. In partnership with Pathé Cinemas, the UIAA will co-host the Swiss premiere of the film on 9 April.  Three screenings will take place on the same night, in Zurich, Lugano and Lusanne.  The film...

UIAA TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

As a member of the Peace and Sport movement, the UIAA will celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April. To mark the occasion, the UIAA is calling on the action and direct involvement of its member associations and their individual members, athletes, climbers and mountaineers. As a result of a few workshops and conferences the UIAA has attended, three initiatives have been selected to support and explore. We have a...

2019 UIAA RESPECT THE MOUNTAINS MOVEMENT UNDERWAY

The UIAA recently announced changes to its Respect the Mountains project. Evolving from a Series of clean-up events to a coordinated international movement, Respect the Mountains now includes a global calendar of events organised by UIAA member associations as well as events endorsed by the UIAA. The first event held in 2019 recently took place in Ettringen, Germany. On 9 March, in association with ‘Clean Climber’, and supported by the Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Association...

Slovakian Mountaineering Association seeks support for Tatra Mountains Appeal

The High Tatras are the only real high-mountain range in Slovakia. Small in area, but unique and rare in their beauty and natural values. Tourists, skiers and mountaineers have been visiting the Tatra Mountains for several centuries, always respectful of the environment, and at the same time, becoming part of their history. In 1949, the territory of the Western, High and Belianske Tatras was declared a Tatra National Park (TANAP).  It was the first national park...

2020 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY: DATE CONFIRMED

The date for the 2020 UIAA General Assembly has been confirmed. The event will take place in Antalya, Turkey on Saturday 24 October, 2020 and hosted by TDF - Turkish Mountaineering Federation. [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/eKQUP2el3zU" align="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row] A reminder that the 2019 UIAA General Assembly will be hosted by the Mountaineering & Climbing Federation of Cyprus and held on 2 November. For further information on UIAA General Assemblies past and present click here....

UIAA TRAINING SERVICES CONTINUE TO FLOURISH

One of the UIAA’s core services and direct benefits it offers member associations comes courtesy of its training qualifications and programmes which are both supported by a rich library of practical information. At October 2018’s UIAA General Assembly, details on the impressive collaboration between the UIAA, The Petzl Foundation and members worldwide in translating versions of the UIAA Summer Skills Alpine Handbook was presented. Since the GA, work has continued to evolve at an impressive rate. The...

JOIN THE UIAA RESPECT THE MOUNTAINS MOVEMENT

The UIAA Respect the Mountains (RTM) project is evolving to create more opportunities for collaboration between the UIAA, its member associations and other partners, greater access to events for mountaineers and increased visibility for sustainability-focused projects showcased on a new international calendar....

2019 UIAA GLOBAL YOUTH SERIES UNDERWAY

This February, in Guillestre, near Briançon in the French Alps, the first event of the 2019 UIAA Global Youth Series took place. The event, held from 24 February-2 March, welcomed around 70 participants. Those who attended were afforded glorious weather for all six days under the tutelage of knowledgeable and expert instructors. A variety of activities at differing locations were undertaken.  The purpose of the camp was to explain the use of a variety of forms...