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October 29, 2020

UIAA elects Peter Muir as new President

Peter Muir as new UIAA President: Photo-UIAA website

Kathmandu: International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) in its first ever online General Assembly held today has elected Peter Muir from Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) as its new incumbent President.

The new incumbent Muir succeeds Frits Vrijlandt from Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Club (NKBV), Netherland as UIAA president.

Vrijlandt’s four year term had come to an end on this General Assembly according to UIAA official website.

The newly elected President Muir will lead an Executive Board comprised of Lode Beckers (Belgium), Zoljargal Biznatch (Mongolia), Amit Chowdhury (India), Mahmood Hashemi (Iran), Martin Lascano (Argentina) and Francoise Jaquet of Switzerland.

Likewise, Anne Arran (United Kingdom), Kul Bahadur Gurung (Nepal), Steve Long (United Kingdom), Jean Miczka (France), Greg Moseley (South Africa), Phil Powers (United States), and Stein Tronstad (Norway) were elected to the UIAA Management Committee by the General Assembly under continental and general representation category.

The next 2021 General Assembly is slated to be held in Trabzon, Turkey on 23 October. The UIAA which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded in 1932 and has its global presence on six continents representing 89 member associations and federations in 66 countries.

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