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Founded in 1932, the UIAA is the international federation for climbing and mountaineering. The UIAA represents the interests of over three million climbers and mountaineers from member federations on all six continents. The UIAA has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995.

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The North Face

UIAA @UIAAmountains Highlights of Day 1 at the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup competition in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. @IceClimbingSaas 8 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Unbelievable Nikolai Kuzolev (RUS) is the winner of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup speed competition in Saas-… 9 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains A look back at the speed climb which secured Ekaterina Feoktistova (RUS) gold medal at the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing W… 9 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Maria Tolokonina with troubles in the women's speed finals in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. No podium for the former winne… 9 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Speed Finals decided in #saasfee. Victory for Ekaterina Feoktistova & Nikolai Kuzovlev. Feoktistova set the two bes… 10 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Best pictures from lead qualification available here: Results at: 12 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains .@UIAAmountains LIVE UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Saas Fee 12 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains LIVE UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Saas Fee 12 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Men's qualification results now available. Women's speed finals to start at 19:30 local time #theuiaa #iceclimbing 12 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Live coverage from the Men and Women’s Speed Finals at the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup competition in Saas-Fee… 14 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Men's lead qualification well underway. Latest results: #theuiaa #iceclimbing 14 hours ago
UIAA @UIAAmountains Male Lead qualifying has just started at the UIAA Ice World Cup in Saas-Fee2018! GBRs Joe Saunders going steep! 17 hours ago

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