31 March – On 3 March and taking into account the latest recommendations from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – Executive Board (EB) agreed to suspend all UIAA officials from Russia. Delegates from the Russian Mountaineering Federation (RMF) and Russian officials and athletes are excluded from all UIAA-sanctioned activities and events.
With regard to specific questions about the Everest climbing season, the general granting of permits for expeditions and organised mountain competition sports (excluding competition ice climbing), these fall under the responsibility of other organisations whether national governments, regional authorities or individual federations. The UIAA does not sanction these events. The UIAA can only recommend that the responsible authorities take into careful consideration the ongoing situation in Ukraine and that such opportunities and events do not provide a platform to promote Russia or the feats of Russian climbers.
Peter Muir, UIAA President
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