2019 International Youth Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre, Hautes Alpes

Please note registration for this event is closed as of 21 January, 2019. --- Registration is now open for the 2019 edition of the annual UIAA Global Youth Series Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre. The main goal of this youth ice climbing camp is to learn and practice many forms of ice climbing: one pitch, or routes with many pitches. Dates: 24 February - 2 March, 2019 Location: In Guillestre, near Briançon in the French Alps (region Rhones Alpes, departement 05, "Hautes...

UIAA TO CO-HOST PREMIERE OF THE DAWN WALL IN SWITZERLAND

Winner of the UIAA prize at the 2018 Trento Film Festival, The Dawn Wall, a film which charts Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s epic attempt to scale the rock face by the same name, has recently be launched to international acclaim across North America, Europe and Asia. In partnership with Pathé Cinemas, Red Bull, Adventure Film Tours and the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC), the UIAA will co-host the Swiss premiere of the film in Bern on...

A GUIDE TO THE
2018-2019 UIAA ICE CLIMBING EUROPEAN TOUR

Four European Cup events will form the 2018-2019 UIAA Ice Climbing European Tour. All events are Lead only. The European Tour concept was first introduced by the UIAA for the 2018 season and was positively received by athletes. The events afford further opportunities for athletes to compete in between World Cup meets and more importantly provide the next generation of ice climbers with a platform to enter the competition side of the sport. The European season starts in...

UIAA AND IFSC DISCUSS MATTERS OF MUTUAL INTEREST

On 30 October 2018, Board-level representatives from the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) and the UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) met in Paris to discuss, in a constructive and friendly atmosphere, matters of mutual interest. A follow-on meeting is planned for Spring 2019. The participants would like to thank La Fédération Française de la Montagne et de l'Escalade (FFME) for hosting the meeting at their offices....

2018 UIAA CODE OF ETHICS

Approved at the 2018 UIAA General Assembly, the new UIAA Code of Ethics applies throughout the world to all members of the UIAA Management Committee, the UIAA Executive Board, Commission Presidents and delegates, and any person who acts or is entitled to act on behalf of the UIAA. Anyone who belongs to one or more of these groups is invited to carefully read the document. One of the subjects addressed in the Code of Ethics is conflict...

OUTDOOR RESEARCH SIGNS FIVE-YEAR DEAL WITH UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD TOUR

Commencing in late November with a European Cup event in Bern, Switzerland, the 2018-2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour will be the largest since its conception in 2002. Comprising six World Cup events on three continents, four European Cup events and three unique World Championships, including an innovative combined format, the new season will herald a number of developments. Another major change sees Outdoor Research succeed The North Face Korea as official World Tour title...

SKILLS SERIES: HOW TO EXTRICATE YOURSELF FROM A CREVASSE

This latest article from the UIAA Alpine Summer Skills series focuses on extricating yourself from a crevasse. Precautions: Plan for self-rescue before a fall: “If I fall, brace yourselves as much as possible, install an anchor and keep the rope tight. I will climb back out.” Make sure the climbers up on the surface have braced themselves properly. Wait until they’ve installed an anchor before you ascend the rope. Required equipment: Two ascending devices It’s much easier...

REMEMBERING PATRICK BAUMANN

On behalf of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Mr Patrick Baumann. Mr Baumann, who passed away on 14 October, was a highly-valued and respected member of the international sporting community and will be greatly missed. A true visionary, Mr Baumann was committed to making the world a better place through sport. He was a driving force behind many international projects and worked...

PRIZES SHARED AMONGST SOUTH AMERICAN CANDIDATES

During the Gala dinner which concluded the 2018 UIAA General Assembly, the winners of the 2018 UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award were  announced. UIAA Rock Climbing Panel representatives, Anne Arran (BMC), UIAA Management Committee, and Marc Beverly, UIAA Executive Board, presented the concept of the Award which was launched in 2015 and is dedicated to a different continent each year. The focus in 2018 was South and Central America with three festivals recognised. Given the strong profile of...

REVIEW 2018 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY:
FOCUSING ON THE FUTURE

The 2018 UIAA General Assembly was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Saturday 6 October, welcoming more than 100 delegates representing 34 different countries. The event commenced with a welcome message from Mr Tserenbat Namsrai, Mongolian Minister of Environment and Tourism with Tulga Buya, President of hosts, Mongolian National Climbing Federation (MNCF), later providing an address which highlighted the many diverse projects undertaken by a dynamic federation. Frits Vrijlandt’s UIAA Presidential report included highlights from the UIAA Annual...