Sanjaa Zaya receives top Mongolian sporting award

Sanjaa Zaya receives top sporting award from Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj UIAA Youth Commission member Sanjaa Zaya has been honoured with Mongolia’s greatest sporting honour, the Mongolian State Honoured Sportsman Prize. Zaya, 68, received the award from Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in recognition of her...

Popularity of Diploma of Mountain Medicine growing

“The Diploma of Mountain Medicine has come a long way,” says UIAA Medcom President Dr. David Hillebrandt Twenty years ago, the UIAA, International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) and International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM) agreed on a common syllabus combining mountain and medical skills...

ARISF sponsors UIAA Global Youth Summit camp in Guillestre, France

Emma, 17, celebrates ie climbing in Guillestre, France (Photo: FFCAM) Sixteen young people from across Europe gathered in in Guillestre, France (8-14 February 2015) for the first ARISF sponsored International Youth Ice Climbing Camp organized by the French Alpine Club (FFCAM). The youth from France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium...

Buyer Beware: The perils of buying crampons online

It’s buyer beware when purchasing crampons online  (Photo: BMC for UIAA) The British Mountaineering Council has posted a warning about dangerous crampons being sold online. As the warning states: Getting equipped to tackle the mountains in winter can seem an expensive business, with the cost of boots, axe and crampons...

UAAA celebrates 20th anniversary in Hiroshima, Japan

The Union of Asian Alpine Associations (UAAA) is 20-years-old and the special birthday was celebrated in grand style at the group’s annual General Assembly held in Hiroshima Japan. In a message celebrating the 20th anniversary of the body, In-Jeong Lee, president of the Korean Alpine Federation...

Book tribute for Stefano Tirinzoni to be held in Sondrio, Italy

The Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and Bombardieri Foundation are jointly holding a book launch on 3 October 2014 dedicated to climber and environmentalist Stefano Tirinzoni, a founding member of the UIAA Access and Conservation Commission. The event for the book Stefano Tirinzoni: une vita per la montagne e...

Concern expressed by French Alpine Club (FFCAM) over number of mountaineers who arrive at the Refuge du Goûter on Mont Blanc without reservations

The Refuge du Goûter on Mont Blanc which opened in 2013 is now being plauged by the problem of climbers who don’t book reservations in advance (Photo: FFCAM for UIAA) Saint-Gervais (Haute-Savoie), 6 August, 2014: The French Federation of Alpine and Mountain Clubs (FFCAM) is concerned...