SAFETY RESOURCES FOR CLIMBERS AND MOUNTAINEERS

Throughout its history, mountain safety has been at the forefront of the UIAA’s activities. Today it is one of the three core pillars of the federation. The UIAA Safety Label, and associated safety standards, have been in operation since the 1960s. Today, the UIAA continues to develop and evolve international standards for climbing and mountaineering equipment and currently accredits over 2,100 safety labels to some 70 manufacturers around the world. In July 2017, the UIAA published its...

UIAA ACCESS COMMISSION MEETS IN BERN

The UIAA Access Commission held its annual meeting on the weekend of 19-20 August. The meeting took place at the UIAA’s headquarters in Bern, Switzerland. During the meeting, led by UIAA Access Commission President Juan Jesús Ibáñez Martín (FEDME), the Commission discussed the following points: Definition of their 4-year plan in accordance with the current Strategic Plan of the UIAA; Review of restrictions related to free, responsible access in different parts of the world and initiatives...

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PROVISIONAL CALENDAR ANNOUNCED FOR
2018 UIAA ICE CLIMBING SEASON

The UIAA has put in place the provisional calendar for the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season. A diverse and spectacular season lies ahead. The 2018 World Tour, partnered by The North Face Korea, will comprise five World Cup events in as many countries on two different continents. The World Tour season opens in the magnificent and unique ice climbing dome of Saas Fee, Switzerland and closes in the ice climbing paradise that is Kirov, Russia. Three Continental Championships...

A TRUE COMMITMENT TO ALL ASPECTS OF ROCK CLIMBING

The International Climbers’ Festival, held from 12-16 July in Lander, Wyoming (USA), has been confirmed as the winner of the 2017 UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award. The popular five-day event welcomed over 1,000 participants including a number of recognised international climbers representing some 37 US states and 16 overseas countries from Asia, Australasia, Europe, North and South America. The UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award was launched in 2015 and is open to climbing festival organisers who...