Ice Climbing Commission



Ice Climbing Commission members at a meeting in Slovenia (Photo: UIAA)

About the Ice Climbing Commission

UIAA’s Ice Climbing Commission is responsible for framing the rules and regulations for Ice Climbing competitions. It also ensures quality of the competitions as per UIAA terms and standards.

The commission is also responsible for the administration and development aspects of ice climbing as a sport. It has been organizing the Ice Climbing World Cup competitions since 2004.The commission has also been involved in making rules for these competitions simpler and fairer to encourage greater participation in the sport which is being showcased at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

As part of its development activities the commission organizes courses for route setters and judges for ice climbing competitions. These technical courses help the aspirant judges and route setters to inform themselves about the latest rules and innovations for the sport which involves technical expertise.

Ice Climbing Commission as confirmed by the Management Committee Baku, Azerbaijan May 2016

Full Members

Urs Stöcker (President)      Switzerland SAC
David Dornian          Canada AAC
Byeong goo KIM      Korea KAF
Nadezhda Launits     RussiaRMF
Andrej Pecjak           Slovenia PZS
Pavel Shablin            Russia RMF
Carlos Teixeira         Portugal FCMP
Luc Thibal                France FFCAM

Corresponding Members

Israfil Ashurly                     Azerbaijan        AAF
Zoljargal Banzragch            Mongolia         MNMF
Bharart Bhushan                  India                IMF
Pranav Rawat                       India                 IMF
Hamid Reza Shafaghi          Iran                 IMSCF
Masoud Zeynali                   Iran                 IMSCF

Expert Members

Marc Beverly

Alex Paun

Link to Board: Thomas Kähr