MPA PROJECTS REWARDED FOR WORK WITH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES

Following on from the announcement during the UIAA General Assembly in Shiraz, Iran that Mount Everest Biogas Project had won 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA), the UIAA is delighted to recognise two more projects which featured among the 22 showcased nominees. Community Action Nepal (CAN), a UK-based charity and NGO which seeks to improve the lives of the mountain people of Nepal by developing ‘grass roots’ health posts, schools, community development and income generation projects...

2018 International Youth Ice Climbing Camp in Guillestre, Hautes Alpes

Registration is now open for the first youth ice climbing camp in 2018. The main goal of this youth ice climbing camp is to learn practicing many forms of ice climbing, one pitch, or routes with many pitches. Dates: 18- 24 February 2018 Location: In Guillestre, near Briançon in south alp of france (region Rhones Alpes, departement 05, "Hautes Alpes). This is the same location of the international Ice Climbing event of L’argentière la bessée. All the ice climbing sites are...

UIAA Newsletter, November 2017 now published

The UIAA Newsletter for November 2017 is now available to view. A full review of the 2017 UIAA General Assembly held in Shiraz, Iran on 21 October is available as part of this newsletter. During the GA, Mount Everest Biogas Project was confirmed as the fifth winner of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award. The 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season edges ever closer with the final calendar now confirmed and athlete registration open. Steve Long, Chair of the...

Registration open for 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season

UIAA member federations are informed that registration is now open for the the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season. Access details and information related to registering athletes and applying for their mandatory annual competition licence have been sent to member federations by email.  The link to access the registration portal is: http://results.theuiaa.org/admin Details on the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season can be found on the dedicated pages. Please note the calendar is finalised although the exact location for the event in China...

Fred Beckey, a unique mountaineer

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the passing of legendary mountaineer and rock climber Fred Beckey, who died on 30 October at the age of 94. Among his notable achievements, Beckey is credited with more first ascents of North American peaks than any other climber. The American Alpine Club (AAC), with whom he had a close association, paid its own tribute to Beckey, "Off belay, Fred. We're missing you and gratefully reflecting on your immeasurable...

Recall notification from Fixe Climbing

Climbers and mountaineers are informed of the following recall information from Fixe Climbing, published on 25 October, 2017. Safety Warning At FIXE, we have detected a tendency towards oxidation in marine environments that is very high and unusual in some shipments of FIXE-1 PLX hangers. The detected products have a batch number between 0116 and 2216. The first two figures are between 01 and 22 and the last two are always 16. For more information: http://www.fixeclimbing.com/aviso-de-seguridad/ http://www.fixeclimbing.com/public/RECALL-FIXE%2024-10-2017_EN.pdf Thank you for trusting us...

A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ICE CLIMBERS

In collaboration with the UIAA, the Russian Mountaineering Federation is organizing a training camp for young competition ice climbers in Kirov, Russia this year. These camps, led by  expert officials and coaches, have proved very popular in the past with a number of national teams and athletes benefitting from the invaluable experience. Last year ice climbers from India, Mongolia, Croatia and Iran amongst others took part. The latter team in particular demonstrated the progress made courtesy of...

REVIEW: 2017 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Shiraz, Iran hosted the 2017 UIAA General Assembly on Saturday 21 October.  Delegates representing UIAA member associations on all six continents attended the annual meeting organised by the Iran Mountaineering and Sports Climbing Federation (IMSCF). Copyright/Sharif Nouri On opening the session, UIAA President Frits Vrijlandt reflected on the past twelve months: “Looking at the achievements of the past year, I am proud of the progress we have made in terms of our Strategic Plan 2017-2020. Our global...