THE UIAA HIRING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is looking for a Director of Operations for its headquarters located in Bern, Switzerland. The successful candidate will report to the UIAA Executive Board (EB) and be responsible for the overall coordination of the UIAA’s activities, lead and manage the office staff, work with the Management Committee and various commissions. To apply please send your cv together with a cover letter stating your credentials for the role. Starting...

Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Following three outstanding editions, April 6 - the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) - has become one of the best means to highlight sport as a universal tool for development and peace and an occasion supported by the UIAA. Ahead of the 2017 edition, UIAA member federations are invited to participate in this special occasion. There are two ways to participate: one is to celebrate IDSDP by taking action and the second is to...

Return of the Climber’s Manifesto

Continuing the Climber's Manifesto series - the UIAA's ten pledges for climbers and mountaineers. #2 Aspire to leave no trace on the rock face or mountain side when I climb. On bolted climbs I will respect the rock and minimize my impact, adhering to local agreements, ethics and values. The UIAA first published the ‘UIAA Recommendations on the Preservation of Natural Rock for Adventure Climbing’ in 2014. The document, spearheaded by longstanding UIAA Management Committee member Doug Scott,...

REPORT: UIAA ICE CLIMBING YOUTH CAMP, GUILLESTRE (FRANCE)

The annual UIAA Global Youth Series ice climbing camp in Guillestre, France was held from 5-11 February, 2017. The camp comprised: Instructor training for eight adults Youth UIAA camp, 6 youngsters Camp for youngsters from the Club Alpine Français, Toulouse, 8 youngsters (12-17 years) Camp for eight youngsters from the regional Pyrenees alpine team About 35 people including staff The perfect location of this camp, in the French paradise of ice climbing, with many different sites, different...

Coordination Montagne seeks partners for Alpine Style Week

A message to European UIAA member federations from Coordination Montagne. The French national coordination for mountain activities (Coordination Montagne) is working on projects related to youth participation and mountaineering. Based in Grenoble, French Alps, the Coordination Montagne wants to use the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1968 Olympic Games to promote mountain activities among the youth. We are working on an Alpine Style Week in April 2018. This will be a weeklong European project gathering 12 partners from 12 different countries...

Registration Open: International Youth Climbing Camp. Ariege (France)

The main goal of this youth climbing camp is to practice many forms of climbing, cliffs with one pitch, or routes with many pitches, on different types of rock, granite or limestone. It will be also possible also to do canyonning and caving / speleology. THE FULL PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION FORM CAN BE DOWLOADED HERE Dates: 8 - 13 July 2017. Possible to stay both only for a few days, and to arrive on any day. Location: Gite Les Oustalous, Les...

GYS Report: Ice Climbing Camp, Dolomites

The second Ice Climbing Camp for the 2017 UIAA Global Youth Summit took place in the Dolomites from 9-13 February, 2017. The logistic base of the event was the Sasso di Stria Hotel, Piani di Falzarego, minutes below the pass of the same name. There were 15 participants: four foreigners from Slovenia, Austria and India, and 11 Italians. The group was supervised by the following Youth Leaders: Rosella Chinellato, UIAA Youth Commission Representative, Franco Api,...

IMPROVING MOUNTAIN LIVES,
SAFEGUARDING OUR MOUNTAINS

Application process now open for the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award.  The deadline is 30 June, 2017 (extended to 14 July, 2017). During its five years of existence, the annual UIAA Mountain Protection Award has made a tangible difference to mountain lives, communities and the environment. It has enabled people to raise finances to build key infrastructures, conduct vital research and fulfil pending goals; it has provided an international showcase and communication platform for projects to raise...

EXPERTISE, EDUCATION AND A LOVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. THE UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION COMMISSION, WORKING TO SAFEGUARD ALL MOUNTAINS

oThe upcoming launches of this year’s Mountain Protection Award and Respect the Mountains series, both core UIAA projects in the field of mountain sustainability, provides an opportune moment to talk to Dr Carolina Adler, UIAA Mountain Protection Commission President, about the UIAA and the UIAA Mountain Protection Commission’s important work in this field. First, and foremost, why is it important that the UIAA is an active player in the sphere of mountain protection? Carolina Adler: Mountains are...