SAAS FEE PREPARES FOR ICE CLIMBING FESTIVAL

Saas Fee, Switzerland hosts the fourth World Cup event of the UIAA Ice Climbing season from 20-21 January. Korean athletes HeeYong Park and Han Na Rai Song seek to defend their World Cup advantage in the lead discipline. Russians Vladimir Kartashev and Maria Tolokonina enjoy slender leads...

CHEONGSONG DELIVERS COMPELLING WORLD CUP

Excitement, dramatic finishes and supreme acts of skill characterise the third UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup event of the 2017 season, held in Cheongsong (South Korea) from 14-15 January.  In the lead competition, local favourites HeeYong Park and Han Na Rai Song deliver mesmerising gold medal...

CONDITIONS COOLING, COMPETITION INTENSIFYING

The third event of the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season, partnered by The North Face Korea, takes places in Cheongsong from 14-15 January.  Livestreaming will be available from the semi-finals and finals of the lead and speed events. Cheongsong is one of the most popular destinations on...

CHINA PREPARES FOR ICE CLIMBING SHOWDOWN

International athletes prepare for second UIAA Ice Climbing event of the season as Beijing, China provides the spectacular setting for competitions in lead and speed. Competition will be held from 7-9 January. Livestreaming available on UIAA YouTube and Facebook channels. Famous for its Great Wall, this weekend...

Youth Athletes Enjoy Kirov Experience

Over the past few weeks, youth ice climbers from all over the world have been enjoying the opportunity afforded by the UIAA and the Russian Mountaineering Federation to hone their skills on the impressive ice climbing wall in Kirov, Russia. Despite temperatures hitting the hostile climes...

2017: Judges & Routesetter Courses. Full details.

Below are details on how to apply for the 2017 Judges and Routesetter Courses. Course 1 – Beijing, China – January 3rd-9th, 2017 · Registration Deadline: December 20th, 2016 20:00 CET · For more details and to register please contact Mr. Li Guowei cma8848@hotmail.com · On-site Registration: January 3rd, 2017 all day · Training/Course:...

2017 SEASON PREVIEW: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ICE CLIMBING

Vertical ascending at improbable speeds; nerve-jangling drops; supreme demonstrations of technique. Ice axes are sharpened, athletes primed after a rigourous ‘offseason’, ice towers gleaming and the world of ice climbing ready to reunite. The sport, which holds a burning Olympic ambition, has never been bigger. The...

Application for ice climbers’ anti-doping certificate open

Dear athletes, At the beginning of 2016/2017 season, the UIAA launched its anti-doping online education programme for ice climbers and skyrunners. All athletes competing in the upcoming UIAA Ice Climbing season must pass the test and obtain a certificate. Although this education is only mandatory for UIAA licensed athletes, the UIAA hopes it can be useful...