Ice Climbing scales new heights at Lillehammer 2016

The second edition of the Youth Winter Olympic Games concluded in Lillehammer, Norway yesterday following a ten-day competition which crowned 70 different gold medal winners. Main Photo: Gisle Johnsen / Lillehammer 2016 While the next generation of athletes showcased their talents across the official competition programme in...

One day to Lillehammer!

The second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games commences in Lillehammer tomorrow with action in curling and ice hockey commencing the 70 event, ten day competition, a showcase for the world’s greatest youth athletes in snow and ice disciplines. Ice climbing will be present at...

Youth ice climbers take centre stage

Images: Patrick Schwienbacher for the UIAA A week on from hosting the decisive final round of the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, Rabenstein, Italy showcased the very best of international youth ice climbing. Over 60 athletes from 12 countries (Canada, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Lichtenstein,...

Youth Olympic Games welcomes ice climbing

Following on from its popular appearance in the Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, ice climbing will feature as part of the sports initiation programme at the 2nd edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games to be held in Lillehammer, Norway, from 12-21 February. Ice...

Ice climbing wall open at Lillehammer 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach was among the guests to visit the ice climbing wall during the opening weekend of the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Main image: IOC President Thomas Bach visits the ice climbing demonstration at Lillehammer 2016 (Photo: UIAA) Ice climbing is one...

ARISF sponsors UIAA Global Youth Summit camp in Guillestre, France

Emma, 17, celebrates ie climbing in Guillestre, France (Photo: FFCAM) Sixteen young people from across Europe gathered in in Guillestre, France (8-14 February 2015) for the first ARISF sponsored International Youth Ice Climbing Camp organized by the French Alpine Club (FFCAM). The youth from France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium learned how...

Youth ice climbing a top priority of the UIAA

The UIAA ice climbing youth development programme is in full swing as as seen at the Saas Fee World Youth Championships (Photo: David Sweizer for UIAA) It’s been a busy winter season for the UIAA as it relates to youth and ice climbing. The activities ranged from the...

World Youth Championships held in Switzerland

The third UIAA World Youth Ice Climbing Championships took place in Saas Fee, Switzerland 17-18 January 2015. The final results: Under 22 Lead (Women) 1. Nadezda Smirnova (RUS) 2. Alena Kochebaeva (RUS) 3. Ekaterina Koshcheeva (RUS) Under 22 Lead (Men) 1. Kevin Huser (SUI) 2. Pierrick Fine (FRA) 3. Marco Malinowski (SUI) Under 19 Lead (Women) 1. Ekaterina...