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...

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY. UIAA GLOBAL MEMBER FEDERATIONS MARK ANNUAL OCCASION

International Mountain Day, Sunday 11 December 2016 The UIAA counts 92 member federations on six continents and in 68 countries. Concern for the environment and spearheading projects related to raising awareness about the fragility of the mountains and the welfare of mountain communities are key components...

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...

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, NOVEMBER 2016. NOW PUBLISHED.

The November 2016 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The UIAA Ice Climbing season, supported by The North Face Korea, commences in mid-December with the season opener in Durango, Colorado. Athlete registration opened in early November for the six-event series, to be held in six countries on three continents....

UIAA – Newsletter, October 2016. Now Published.

The October 2016 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The 2016  UIAA General Assembly, held in Brixen (Bressanone), Italy and organised by the Alpenverein Südtirol AVS, took centre-stage this month. UIAA member federations from six continents attended the annual meeting which witnessed Frits Vrijlandt re-elected as President, the confirmation of...