Mountain Skills: How frostbite occurs

The higher we climb, the colder it gets: atmospheric air temperature drops by 1.2 degrees for every 200 metres of elevation gain, or six degrees per 1,000 metres. Meanwhile, extended physical exertion requires extra energy at higher elevations. Thus when you feel drained due to...

2018 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD OPENS FOLLOWING MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS IN NEPAL

Kathmandu, Nepal hosted UIAA Executive Board and Management Committee meetings from 22-24 March, an opportunity for UIAA delegates from around the world to exchange ideas, advance on strategic discussions and share updates on progress following October’s UIAA General Assembly held in Shiraz, Iran. The meetings...

Youth Report: 2018 UIAA Ice climbing camp in Guillestre

The first UIAA Global Youth Summit Event of 2018 was held in Guillestre, Hautes-Alpes, France from 18-24 February. It took the form of an ice climbing camp. The following report is courtesy of UIAA Youth Commission member and event organiser Christian Biard (FFCAM) and translated...