New Download: UIAA Warning About Climbing Anchor Failures

The UIAA Safety Commission has produced an extensive document charting the factors behind the recent incidents of unexpected climbing anchor failures, notably those under low loads and sometimes after only some months/years in place. The effects of Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Stress corrosion cracking (SCC)...

MACGILLYCUDDY REEKS EUROPEAN INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT NAMED UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD RUNNER-UP

The UIAA is delighted to announce that the MacGillycuddy Reeks European Innovation Partnership Project from Ireland has been named Runner-Up as part of the 2020-2021 UIAA Mountain Protection Award partnered by the Bally Peak Outlook Foundation. A total of 24 projects operational in more than...

YOUTH CLIMBERS ENJOY ROMANIAN SUMMER CAMP

The following report is courtesy of Cristina Cucu, UIAA Youth Commission member from the Romanian Alpine Club (CAR): Between 19-23 August, the CAR Bucharest branch organised a summer camp in the heart of Buila Vânturarița National Park at Cheia Lodge. The camp was supported by...