2021 GREETINGS

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – wishes its member associations, partners, delegates, athletes and friends all the very best for the New Year. The year 2020 has proven to be a challenging time globally. In the face of these difficulties, the UIAA...

UIAA UPDATES STANDARD 123: ROCK ANCHORS

Article update in May 2021 (see below) CORROSION AND STRESS CORROSION CRACKING FAILURE OF CLIMBING ANCHORS The subject of corrosion and stress corrosion cracking failure has been a work in progress for the past ten years within the UIAA Safety Commission. The Commission is delighted...

UIAA COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR COMPETITION EVENTS

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission has published Annex 2 to its 2020-2021 UIAA Ice Climbing Competition Regulations. These are its Covid-19 specific guidelines. UIAA Sports Event Coordinator Rob Adie advises officials and athletes that this document will be subject to change. “Things are evolving quickly...

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY:
SAVE THE BARUN

This article forms part of a series created by the UIAA – International Mountaineering & Climbing Federation – for International Mountain Day, 11 December. An overview article about the UIAA & IMD can be found here. For IMD, project leaders from UIAA Mountain Protection Award showcased...