The Malta Climbing Club (MCC) is pleased to announce that during a vote taken at the end of this year’s UIAA General Assembly (GA) held online on the 24th October 2020, Malta was approved as the host country for the 2023 General Assembly. The GA will be hosted by the Malta Climbing Club who are UIAA “Full Members”, supported by Conference Malta and other local sponsors.
This is great news for Maltese climbers and for the promotion of Malta as a unique, year-round climbing destination to the world’s climbing community. This year’s GA was held online for the first time in the UIAA’s history due to COVID-19, and it is hoped that next year’s will be held in Turkey as originally planned for the year 2020. 2022’s GA will move across the Atlantic to Canada.
During the GA about 150 delegates will converge on Malta from all over the globe, representing most international climbing federations, together with UIAA management committee members, members of the various UIAA commissions including the Medical, Youth, Safety, Mountaineering, Mountain Protection, Anti-Doping and Ice-climbing commissions, and UIAA Executive Board.
Malta will therefore, once again be the centre of the climbing and mountaineering world over the GA weekend!
This can also be taken as a vote of confidence in the administration and organisational capability of the MCC which in 2019 already successfully organised the UIAA “Spring Meetings” sessions here which attracted about 100 delegates from all over the world for management, executive board and commission meetings.
The UIAA report on the Malta spring meetings can be accessed here.