The UIAA: A productive weekend of meetings in Baku

The weekend of 14-15 May proved to be a busy one for the UIAA Management Committee and its Access and Mountain Protection Commissions, who all held meetings in Baku, Azerbaijan.   The Management Committee meetings were organized by FAIREX (Air and Extreme Federation of Azerbaijan). The following...

Report from April 2016 UIAA Mountaineering Commission meeting

‘The UIAA Mountaineering Commission promotes best practice by identifying and addressing ethical, technical & training, and legal issues of international importance.’ The UIAA Mountaineering Commission met in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2016, writes Commission representative Phil Wickens. The meeting, which was hosted by the Czech Mountaineering Federation...

Tragedy in Nepal: UIAA federations members raise funds

Nepal Mountaineering Association President Ang Tshering Sherpa receives donation fromYong-Jin Choe, Korean Ambassador and In-Jeong Lee President of Korean Alpine Federation (Photo: NMA for UIAA) UIAA member federations reacted with horror and sorrow as news broke that once again, tragedy has struck the climbing season on...

The Brothers Tomilov and the sport they love

Alexey and Maxim Tomilov fell in love with the sport they dominate by chance. Back in 1998, the two avid competitive indoor climbers watched the first Russian ice climbing championships in Kirov, their hometown, as spectators and were intrigued by what they saw. “We realized...