Climbing & Mountaineering Skills

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 in five languages. To mark the launch of the digital version of the publication, the UIAA is providing a series of articles from the guide. They are available below. A winter version of the guide is currently in progress.

Skills Videos

British Mountaineering Council (BMC)
How to attach the rope to your harness
American Alpine Club (AAC)
AAC Know The Ropes: Cleaning An Anchor In Single Pitch Climbing
British Mountaineering Council (BMC)
Winter skills 4.7: climbing steep ice – tactics and placing ice screws
American Alpine Club (AAC)
Know The Ropes: Pre-Climb Prep
Deutsche Alpenverein (DAV)
What is Climbing
British Mountaineering Council (BMC)
Winter skills 4.2: bringing up a climbing partner
American Alpine Club (AAC)
Be An Outdoor Ambassador: How To Implement Low-Impact Food Skills
British Mountaineering Council (BMC)
Bouldering skills: how to arrange bouldering pads
Deutsche Alpenverein (DAV)
Safe climbing: Partner check
Deutsche Alpenverein (DAV)
Safe climbing: Avoiding rope slip
Deutsche Alpenverein (DAV)
Safe climbing: At different weights
Deutsche Alpenverein (DAV)
Safe Climbing: Dynamic Backing
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