The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – regularly receives questions related to safety topics. The UIAA Safety Commission, with support of other UIAA Commissions and experts, has commenced a series of articles answering common questions with the objective of making them available to the wider climbing community. You can submit your question below and review the archive of answered questions. This Portal also offers information produced by the UIAA Safety and Training Commissions and member associations related to climber safety.
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The UIAA is committed to providing climbers and mountaineers with information to develop their skills, whether reinforcing lessons learned and not yet fully assimilated or to increase their technical knowledge and reduce the risks inherent to our sport. The UIAA Alpine Skills Summer guide was first published in 2015. Produced in collaboration with the Petzl Foundation, the guide and has been well received worldwide and is currently available from UIAA member associations worldwide in over ten languages. A winter version of the guide is currently in progress. The articles below are extracts from the Handbook offering climbers a flavour of the type of content covered. For further details please visit the specific page on the Alpine Handbook.