Pavel Batushev sets a Speed record in Busteni, Romania

A Speed record by Russia’s Pavel Batushev was the big story out of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour stop in Busteni, Romania. Batushev’s blistering run up the 15 metre wall obliterated the previous record of 8.74 seconds held by his colleague Pavel Gulyaev. Other highlights...

The Brothers Tomilov and the sport they love

Alexey and Maxim Tomilov fell in love with the sport they dominate by chance. Back in 1998, the two avid competitive indoor climbers watched the first Russian ice climbing championships in Kirov, their hometown, as spectators and were intrigued by what they saw. “We realized we wanted...

Maxim Tomilov emerges as Saas Fee champion again

Maxim Tomilov ran into trouble at the fifth barrel like so many climbers before him but sheer strength and experience won the day. He was tantalizingly close to the final barrel which had eluded every climber in the Men’s Lead final. With just seconds left, Tomilov urged...

UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour stops in “cool” Saas Fee

  Each stage of the UIAA Ice climbing Tour has its own unique character and Saas Fee, one of Switzerland’s most famous ski resorts has "cool" written all over it. The Swiss village of 1,600 people which can handle as many as 7,600 people during peak season...

Winners of Korean stage of UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour

PRESS RELEASE  Winners of Korean stage of UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour   13 January 2013, CHEONGSONG, Korea: The first stage of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concluded today before thousands of cheering spectators in Cheongsong, South Korea with winners and final results announced in the...

Goldwin Korea to sponsor the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour

PRESS RELEASE Goldwin Korea to sponsor the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour 12 December 2012, BERN, Switzerland: The UIAA - International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation has signed a sponsorship agreement with Goldwin Korea, the official license partner of The North Face in Korea, starting with the 2013 UIAA...