AAC: MESSAGE FROM CEO PHIL POWERS

The following communication, a message from American Alpine Club CEO Phil Powers, was published on 30 April. A MESSAGE FROM AAC CEO PHIL POWERS To the American Alpine Club Community, Our world has been radically impacted by COVID-19. And, this week, it hit home for...

FIRST MEETING OF UIAA CCC TASK FORCE

At its 7 April online meeting, members of the UIAA Executive Board team unanimously decided to create a Covid-19 Crisis Consultation (CCC) task force – a lean, crisis-related structure, serving the interests of UIAA members wherever and whenever applicable. The CCC held its first meeting,...

A TRIBUTE TO JOE BROWN

British climbing mourned the passing of one of its greatest sons recently, with the sad death of the legendary Joe Brown on 15 April at the age of 89. Affectionately known as the ‘Human Fly’, Brown was born in Ardwick, Manchester in 1930, the youngest...

GOOD ROCK CLIMBING PRACTICE DURING PANDEMIC

On 22 April, UIAA Access Commission member Miłosz Jodłowski wrote the following article for the Polish Mountaineering Association, a founder member of the UIAA. The communication focused on staying safe as and when restrictions are relaxed. The below is a Google translation of the original...

SOUTH AFRICA: MATERIAL FOR CLIMBERS

The following update comes courtesy of Greg Moseley, President of the Mountain Club of South Africa and UIAA Management Committee member. Moseley used the federation’s April newsletter, to offer the following words and tips on enduring lockdown: May you live in interesting times – well,...

SLOVENIA: APPEAL TO CLIMBING COMMUNITY

The Alpine of Association of Slovenia is another member federation to have introduced a dedicated portal for Covid-19 news. It can be found here. The federation also published the following statement: The Alpine Federation of Slovenia urges all mountain lovers to give up mountain activities...

UPDATES FROM BRAZIL

The following article is an update from the previous communication (see below) shared by CBME – Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation (CBME) – the UIAA’s full member in Brazil. 8 April Update (translated from original article in Portuguese) The Brazilian Mountaineering and Climbing Confederation (CBME) published a note on...