EIGHTEEN PROJECTS NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Submissions for the 2018 UIAA Mountain Protection Award came from all corners of the globe with the project’s dedicated assessment team confirming the nomination of eighteen projects. As of 31 August, all project profiles have been available to view on the UIAA website. Each nominee is also being promoted through the UIAA’s social media channels. The 2018 Award welcomes projects from a diverse range of fields. Six projects are re-nominations and twelve have applied for the...

EAWS announces changes to avalanche standards

EAWS (European Avalanche Warning Services) have introduced a standard for typical avalanche problems and changed the names of avalanche sizes and the wording of the European avalanche danger scale. Full details can be found here. Please also find a recent article about the UIAA Safety Commission's progress in launching Safety Standards for avalanche rescue shovels and probes....

Giroparchi Nature Trail by Fondation Grand Paradis

The goal of Giroparchi Nature Trail is to allow new generations to acquire full awareness of the exceptional beauty of the natural heritage that characterizes our mountains, to understand the biodiversity of the first Italian National Park, the Gran Paradiso National Park, and to become aware of the importance to build a sustainable tourism approach by respecting the flora and fauna....

UIAA Medical Advice: Emergency Field Management of ACS, HAPE and HACE

Acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) are the most important and most common altitude-related diseases. Up to altitudes of about 5000-6000m, symptoms of altitude illness are a direct result of inadequate acclimatization. The UIAA Medical Commission has produced a dedicated paper titled ‘Emergency Field Management of Acute Mountain Sickness, High Altitude Pulmonary Edema, and High Altitude Cerebral Edema’. The latest edition was published in 2012 and is...