SPECTACULAR FINICE
CONCLUDES EUROPEAN SEASON

Braving freezing temperatures and attacking challenging routes on a gigantic 22m structure, over 60 international athletes graced the final UIAA Ice Climbing European Cup event of the 2018 season. Oulu, Finland played host to the competition – FINICE –  from 24-25 February which saw Canada’s Noah...

A SIGNIFICANT DAY, A SIGNIFICANT YEAR

Monday marks International Mountain Day (IMD), an annual occasion since the United Nations General Assembly designated the 11 December an opportunity to ‘create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring...

MUJER MONTAÑA, mountains for life. Cordillera Blanca, our ecological footprint

Mujer Montaña is a non-profit, inclusive and unifying project. It aims to promote and facilitate good practices in a responsible and sustainable way in trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering and adventure sports for women at different ages, beginners and professionals, focusing especially on environmental education, the appreciation of our natural resources and highlighting the effects of climate change in Latin America

MOUNTAIN MEDICINE: DISCUSSIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS

The UIAA Medical Commission held its annual Commission Meeting on 27 March in Kathmandu, Nepal, supported by UIAA member federation, the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). The meeting attendees comprised: George Rodway [USA, Commission president], David Hillebrandt [UK, vice-president], Buddha Basnyat [Nepal, host], Alireza Behpour [Iran],...

Youth ice climbers to take centre stage

There is one final act in the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season, partnered by The North Face Korea. A week on from the biennial UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships, the famed ice tower of Champagny-en-Vanoise, France will host the Youth World Championships. The event is...