Mountain Voices: Influential guests, inspiring stories
UIAA
by Communication
5d ago
From the reality of climbing Everest in 2024 to the allure of competition ice climbing; from avalanche rescue to adapting to climate change; from a passion for rock climbing to high altitude advice for women; the first series of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – podcast Mountain Voices has covered a range of important topics. Contributions have come from 16 guests including a number of leading climbers as well as experts in the field of mountain safety, medicine, sustainability. All six episodes are now available. Episode #1 – Inside the UIAA Ice Climbing World ..read more
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An example of training collaboration: federations in Chile and Spain join forces
UIAA
by Communication
2w ago
Two UIAA member federations recently collaborated on a successful international training course. La Federación de Andinismo de Chile (FEACH/ Chilean Federation of Andinism and Climbing) and La Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada (FEDME/ Spanish Federation of Mountain Sports and Climbing) are both UIAA full members and following the recent UIAA Spring Meetings and Mountain Training Course in Bariloche, Argentina, came together following an agreement made at the 2022 UIAA General Assembly in Canada. The guiding principle of the project was to elevate the standards of ..read more
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UIAA SafeCom sets sights on new Safety Standards
UIAA
by Communication
3w ago
The UIAA Safety Commission recently convened in Padua for their annual spring meeting, hosted by the Club Alpino Italiano (CAI). Over the course of three days, members engaged in a series of meetings and working group sessions addressing various safety topics critical to the climbing and mountaineering community. On the first day of the event, members went climbing in the magnificent Colli Euganei with CAI instructors. This provided an excellent opportunity for delegates to experience the local climbing culture and discuss safety techniques in a practical setting. Photo: Stephen GladieuxAccred ..read more
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New case added to UIAA database of judgements on climbing and mountaineering accidents
UIAA
by Communication
3w ago
One of the principle objectives of the recently launched UIAA database of judgements on climbing and mountaineering accidents is for the service to be regularly updated with new cases from around the world. For further information on the database, created and managed by members of the UIAA Legal Affairs Commission, please click here. The most recent inclusion concerns a ruling made in a German court following an incident which took place in the Tannheimer Tal valley in Austria. Nature of the case A woman faced civil charges under tort law for falling during a hike in the mountains in Austria a ..read more
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Sharing knowledge: An inspiring first mountain sports training course
UIAA
by Communication
1M ago
The inaugural International Mountain Sports Training Course was held in Bariloche, Argentina in April and comprised an intensive three-day programme designed to advance the skills and knowledge of mountain sport enthusiasts in various critical areas. The course was organised by the UIAA in close collaboration with host federation FASA (Federación Argentina de Ski Snowboard y Andinismo) and the ISMM (International Society for Mountain Medicine). The event proved to be a massive success uniting over 100 participants from all over the world. International and local speakers and experts ..read more
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UIAA Youth Commission lines up summer of climbing camps
UIAA
by Communication
1M ago
To support its ambition of providing pathways for young climbers to learn more about climbing and mountaineering, the UIAA Youth Commission has put in place a number of camps during the European summer months. Six camps are currently scheduled. They are: – The annual International Youth Climbing camp in Ariege, France in July – Mountaineering Ireland’s Alpine Meet in Soelden, Austria in July – An International Youth Adventure Camp in Cyprus in July – A EUSALP summer camp in Chalet de la Haute-Joux, Cerniebaud, France in July – The Romanian Alpine Club’s camp in Chamonix, France in September ..read more
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UIAA publishes 2023 Annual Report
UIAA
by Communication
1M ago
The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has published its Annual Report for the year 2023. The digital version can be downloaded here. Anybody interested in receiving a printed copy can do so by filling in the following form. Please note that there is a limited print run and first priority will be given to UIAA member associations and delegates. The format of the 2023 Annual Report has evolved from recent editions. Most notably a dedicated annex provides information on the UIAA financial report, membership and a directory of key personnel. Content includes: Executive ..read more
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Review: UIAA meetings in Bariloche, Argentina
UIAA
by Communication
2M ago
The UIAA Management Board (MB) held its second meeting of 2024 in Bariloche, Argentina. The event was part of a wider climbing and mountaineering meet which saw the UIAA jointly organise the inaugural International Mountain Sports Training Course with host federation FASA (Federación Argentina de Ski Snowboard y Andinismo) and the ISMM (International Society for Mountain Medicine). A report, and extensive video content, from that event will be available shortly. Below is a short summary of the key decisions and talking points from the UIAA MB meeting and, courtesy of UIAA Commission ..read more
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Translation of UIAA Safety Label video into over 20 languages
UIAA
by Communication
2M ago
First published in 2022, a video explainer about the UIAA Safety Label is now available in over 20 languages. Full details of the translations can be found below. UIAA member associations and Safety Label Holders are encouraged to share the video on their platforms. Showcase of the different language videos The UIAA Safety label or the acronym ‘UIAA’  can be found on climbing and mountaineering gear worldwide. These four letters signify that this piece of climbing equipment has been accredited to meet the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation’s –  global safety ..read more
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A tribute to Vittorio Bedogni
UIAA
by Communication
3M ago
The UIAA was saddened to hear about the recent passing of Vittorio Bedogni. Representing Club Alpino Italiano (CAI), Vittorio was a longstanding member of the UIAA Safety Commission. An engineer by profession, Vittorio’s passion for all things mountains began at a young age. He dedicated significant time and commitment to sharing his knowledge and expertise. This was both in the context of the practise of sport and the safety of practitioners. In Italy, he was a national instructor both for mountaineering and ski alpinism. On both a national and international level, he was a major contributor ..read more
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