UIAA members and mountain hut exchange

The summer months are upon us in the northern hemisphere and present the perfect opportunity to explore the many diverse activities mountains regions have to offer. If thinking about exploring the mountains for a few days and nights, a reminder that member federations of the...

Youth ice climbers take centre stage

Images: Patrick Schwienbacher for the UIAA A week on from hosting the decisive final round of the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, Rabenstein, Italy showcased the very best of international youth ice climbing. Over 60 athletes from 12 countries (Canada, Czech Republic, France, Hungary,...

Popularity of Diploma of Mountain Medicine growing

“The Diploma of Mountain Medicine has come a long way,” says UIAA Medcom President Dr. David Hillebrandt Twenty years ago, the UIAA, International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) and International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM) agreed on a common syllabus combining mountain and medical skills...

Youth ice climbing a top priority of the UIAA

The UIAA ice climbing youth development programme is in full swing as as seen at the Saas Fee World Youth Championships (Photo: David Sweizer for UIAA) It’s been a busy winter season for the UIAA as it relates to youth and ice climbing. The activities ranged...

World Youth Championships held in Switzerland

The third UIAA World Youth Ice Climbing Championships took place in Saas Fee, Switzerland 17-18 January 2015. The final results: Under 22 Lead (Women) 1. Nadezda Smirnova (RUS) 2. Alena Kochebaeva (RUS) 3. Ekaterina Koshcheeva (RUS) Under 22 Lead (Men) 1. Kevin Huser (SUI) 2. Pierrick Fine...

American Alpine Club hosts Sustainable Summits Conference

The American Alpine Club (AAC), in collaboration with Denali National Park, will present “Sustainable Summits: The International Mountain Conference on Environmental Practices”, a once-in-a-decade gathering of key leaders in mountain management, conservation, and the outdoor industry. The AAC is hosting the event at the American Mountaineering Center...