The UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) is proudly supporting the Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2016, as an institutional partner. Every year, the federation grants a Rock Climbing Award to both, a well-established and exemplary festival and its two best climbers, respecting gender quotas. For quite some time now, the UIAA has had an eye on Kalymnos Climbing Festival and is thrilled to recognize its organization and participants.
The UIAA expert and former British climbing champion, Anne Arran, will be present throughout the event to evaluate different aspects from “Climbing for All”, to safety, to environmental protection. Based on her assessment, she will grant the prestigious UIAA Rock Climbing Award during Sunday’s closing ceremony.