INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY: SWAT PROJECT

This article forms part of a series created by the UIAA – International Mountaineering & Climbing Federation – for International Mountain Day, 11 December. An overview article about the UIAA & IMD can be found here. For IMD, project leaders from UIAA Mountain Protection Award showcased...

REVIEW: 2020 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The 2020 UIAA General Assembly (GA) was held on 23-24 October. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual meeting took place online for the first time in the federation’s 88-year history. A record number of delegates – 130 representatives from 68 countries – joined on...

IMPACT OF COVID-19 CAUSES CONCERN FOR PROGRESS OF MOUNT EVEREST BIOGAS PROJECT

Following recent profiles on the progress made by two past UIAA Mountain Protection Award winners – Mountain Wilderness France (2016) and AlpineLearning Project Weeks (2019) – the focus turns to 2017 winner Mount Everest Biogas Project (MEBP). The United States-based project, launched in 2010, is...

An update from South Africa

The following update is courtesy of Greg Moseley, President of the Mountain Club of South Africa and UIAA Management Committee member. We live in difficult times. However, the Mountain Club of South Africa has been attempting to do what is possible under the circumstances. Currently,...

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...

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...

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...