AMERICAN ALPINE CLUB TRIBUTE TO PHIL POWERS

The American Alpine Club (AAC) has paid tribute to its outgoing CEO Phil Powers. Since his appointment in 2005, Powers has inspired significant change and progress at the AAC – overseeing a constant rise in membership, providing leadership on sustainability topics, lobbying for climbing at...

JAPAN: END TO EMERGENCY DECLARATION

The following update has been provided by Hitoshi Onodera, Japan Mountaineering and Sports Association, and member of the UIAA Access Working Group. The statement – translated by Onodera into English – comes from four mountaineering associations – Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association, Japan Workers’...

NORWAY: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLIMBING ACTIVITY

The following information is courtesy of UIAA Associate Member, Norges Klatreforbund – The Norwegian Climbing Federation. They have set up a dedicated Covid-19 portal which includes: New Recommendations for Climbing Activity (May 14): https://klatring.no/file/727 New infection prevention counselor for Norwegian Sports (launched May 11): https://www.idrettsforbundet.no/nyheter/2020/ny-smittevernveileder-i-norsk-idrett-opner-for-contact-between-the-...

UPDATE CONCERNING 2020 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION PROJECTS

Following consultation between various parties – Mountain Protection Commission (MPC) delegates, the Award Assessment Team, the UIAA Executive Board, UIAA Office and main sponsor Bally – the UIAA MPC has taken the decision to postpone the evaluation and prize designation for the 2020 UIAA Mountain...

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,...

QUEBEC: COLLABORATION WITH AUTHORITIES

The following update is courtesy of longstanding UIAA associate member Fédération Québécoise de la Montagne et de l’Escalade (FQME) and was originally published in French on 23 April. The below is a translation. The link also provides updates to previous releases. While the situation of...

REPORT FROM CHKMCU ON IMPACT OF COVID-19

This article is courtesy of UIAA full member, China Hong Kong Mountaineering Climbing Union, and was published on 8 April. The new coronavirus COVID-19 is raging all over the world, with serious conditions in 207 countries and regions . So far (April 8, 2020), the number of infected people worldwide...