LIECHTENSTEIN TO HOST YOUTH ICE CLIMBING SHOWCASE

Malbun, Liechtenstein has been selected to host the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships from 6-7 January, 2018. The World Youth Championships are a fundamental aspect of the UIAA’s commitment to the future of ice climbing and present a perfect opportunity for young ice climbers,...

CHANGES TO DIMENSION OF THE ICE TOOL BOX

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission reminds athletes about a new rule change ahead of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season. This concerns the altering of the dimensions of the ice tool box which has changed from 30cm x 55cm to 25cm x 50cm. All tools athletes use...

A SEASON TO REMEMBER

Han Na Rai Song was one of the stars and standout performers of the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season. Three successive UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup wins in the lead discipline meant she finished the five-event season on top of the podium becoming...

THE MAPMAKERS. EXPLORING THE WORK OF A ROUTESETTER.

Routesetting is one of the most important roles in ice climbing. Defining a vertical parcours which is technically challenging, exciting and fair for all athletes is a significant and skilled task. Russia’s Vasily Terekhin is an aspirant routesetter and one of the key members of...

EMERGING TALENT SCALES NEW HEIGHTS

As the most recent UIAA Ice Climbing season confirmed, Canadian Noah Beek is one of the emerging talents in the world of ice climbing. The 20-year old competed in all rounds of the 2017 season – including the UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships. Beek...

Discussing all things ice climbing

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission and UIAA Office representatives met in Paris on the weekend of 8-9 April for their annual meeting. The topics covered during the two-day meeting included: A review of the 2017 season: event debriefs, judging & route-setting reports, athletes’ reports, LOCs reports. ...

THREE MILLION VIEWERS FOR 2017 UIAA ICE CLIMBING SEASON

Some excellent viewing statistics were achieved during the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season which concluded in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France in early February. The headline number being the estimated three million views for the video content produced during the campaign. For the 2017 season the UIAA put in place...