UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – Working for Sport
Through the volunteer work of Anne Arran we support the following organisations and programmes:
UIAA – International Rock Climbing Festival Award Team assessor
BAIML – British Association of International Mountain leaders (President)
British Mountaineering Council (International representative)
Anne helps assessing the UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Awards received from different country federations annually. She is also the President of the British Association of International Mountain Leaders and played a professional role in the development of their strategic plan.
About the UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Awards
Every year the UIAA, International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation will choose the best male and female rock climbers participating in different events around the world. The climbers will be chosen by a group of experts based on criteria established by an awards assessment team. The awards assessment team are former British climbing champion Anne Arran who is on the UIAA Management Committee, UIAA Vice President Peter Farkas and Executive Board member James “Marc” Beverly.
The goal of the UIAA Rock Climbers’ Award is to internationally recognize the commitment of climbers in the rock climbing community – everywhere.
In addition we often support participants chosen charities.
In 2016 we awarded the UIAA Rock Climbers Award to the Kalymnos climbing festival – Read all about it here: Kalymnos, a rock climber’s paradise – UIAA
October 19, 2016
In Featured, Rock Climbing
KALYMNOS, A ROCK CLIMBER’S PARADISE
The Kalymnos Climbing Festival (held 7-9 October) has won the 2016 UIAA Rock Climbers’ Award.
The island of Kalymnos in Greece is a paradise for the mind and body, in particular for rock climbers indulging in their passion. A rich blend of Greek hospitality, natural beauty and world class climbing annually draws twice as many climbers as none climbing tourists to this Aegean jewel.