ACC Coronavirus Information

The following information was published by the Alpine Club of Canada on 17 March. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation through Health Canada and we are following their suggested precautions. As the situation continues to evolve, we are always considering the best option for...

DOWNTOWN DENVER: WORLD CUP CONCLUSION

Denver, Colorado will host the final round of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season from 22-24 February. Held within the city at Civic Center Park, and as part of a wider Winter Festival, the competition is expected to attract up to 15,000 spectators throughout...

THE UIAA IN 2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW

A year delivering diverse projects, initiatives and events at the UIAA witnessed significant activity across the federation’s three pillars of safety, sport and sustainability, thanks to the endeavours of its eight commissions, Management Committee, Executive Board and Office based in Bern. Highlights include a new...

REVIEW: 2017 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Shiraz, Iran hosted the 2017 UIAA General Assembly on Saturday 21 October.  Delegates representing UIAA member associations on all six continents attended the annual meeting organised by the Iran Mountaineering and Sports Climbing Federation (IMSCF). Copyright/Sharif Nouri On opening the session, UIAA President Frits Vrijlandt reflected...

Mountain hut benefits for UIAA members

If travelling in the mountains in the northern hemisphere summer months, a useful reminder. Courtesy of a reciprocity agreement, member federations of the UIAA are currently entitled to use over a thousands mountain huts in Europe in addition to the largest network of backcountry huts...

First Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium

The 1st Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium will be held in downtown Toronto at the historic Steam Whistle Brewery, 31 July – 1 August, 2017. The event is endorsed by the UIAA Medical Commission and the Alpine Club of Canada, a UIAA member federation. In response to...