DOUG SCOTT 1941-2020

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is saddened to hear about the death of legendary British mountaineer Doug Scott. Doug Scott passed away in the early hours of Monday 7 December at the age of 79. Confirming the news, the British Mountaineering...

UIAA VOLUNTEER SERIES: LIONEL KIENER

By day, Lionel Kiener is a micro-mechanical engineer for Neuchâtel-based research company CSEM. In his spare time he is a keen climber and one of the many volunteers who gives up their precious time to support the UIAA. Kiener has been volunteering with the UIAA...

LATEST CCC MEETING: CAUTION ADVISED

The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) Covid-19 Crisis Consultation (CCC) Taskforce held its fourth online meeting on 6 August. In addition to the meeting minutes below, the UIAA also published the following statement related to Covid-19. During the meeting the following topics were discussed:...

Covid and the outdoors: BMC guidance

On 18 May, UIAA full member, the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) published the following guidance regarding Covid-19 and the outdoors. There’s been a lot of speculation lately about how the virus is transmitted, especially when it comes to the outdoors. Sarah Stirling talks to Professor...

SOLIDARITY FROM THE KOREAN ALPINE FEDERATION

The following updates have been provided by the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF), courtesy of UIAA Management Committee member and Continental Representative for Asia, Christine Pae. Dr Injung Lee, former President of KAF, and UIAA honorary member has also written a personal message. A Personal Message...