Discussing all things ice climbing

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission and UIAA Office representatives met in Paris on the weekend of 8-9 April for their annual meeting. The topics covered during the two-day meeting included: A review of the 2017 season: event debriefs, judging & route-setting reports, athletes’ reports, LOCs...

Remembering Kazuo Saito

The UIAA is saddened to hear about the recent passing of its honorary member Kazuo Saito. At the 2010 UIAA General Assembly in Bormio (Italy), Saito became the first UIAA honorary member from the Asian continent. This honour was bestowed in recognition for his commitment...

THE UIAA HIRING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is looking for a Director of Operations for its headquarters located in Bern, Switzerland. The successful candidate will report to the UIAA Executive Board (EB) and be responsible for the overall coordination of the UIAA’s activities,...

Youth Athletes Enjoy Kirov Experience

Over the past few weeks, youth ice climbers from all over the world have been enjoying the opportunity afforded by the UIAA and the Russian Mountaineering Federation to hone their skills on the impressive ice climbing wall in Kirov, Russia. Despite temperatures hitting the hostile...

Roaring Success of UIAA MedCom Paper

The UIAA Medical Commission is delighted to report the overwhelming response to its paper ‘Drug Use and Misuse in the Mountains: A UIAA MedCom Consensus Guide for Medical Professionals’ which was published in 2016. The paper has been downloaded over 10,000 times and has proved...

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ‘Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions. Sources and Solutions’.

International Mountain Day, Sunday 11 December 2016 To mark International Mountain Day, UNEP has produced a dedicated report titled ‘Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions. Sources and Solutions’. It will be published on 11 December. Its Executive Summary sets the scene for this groundbreaking report. Mountains...