UIAA Newsletter, February 2018, now published

The UIAA Newsletter for February 2018 is now available to view. The UIAA Alpine Summer Skills guide is now available worldwide as a digital download. In the field of mountain safety, the UIAA and the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) publish recommendations related to The Chadar Trek. The use of...

SPECTACULAR FINICE
CONCLUDES EUROPEAN SEASON

Braving freezing temperatures and attacking challenging routes on a gigantic 22m structure, over 60 international athletes graced the final UIAA Ice Climbing European Cup event of the 2018 season. Oulu, Finland played host to the competition - FINICE -  from 24-25 February which saw Canada's Noah...

FEMALE WORLD CHAMPIONS
CLAIM CHEONGSONG PLAUDITS

Cheongsong County, the region of South Korea famous for its apple production, played host to the penultimate round of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour from 9-11 February. The competition, which comprised the Asian Championships, was graced by 91 athletes from 14 countries, partnered...

CHEONGSONG PREPARES FOR
THE PENULTIMATE ROUND

On the weekend the XXIII Olympic Winter Games commence some 120 kilometres further north in PyeongChang, the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup heads to Cheongsong, one of the traditional stops on its World Tour. As the penultimate round of the 2018 World Tour, results in Cheongsong are likely...

The Ogre –
Read the dramatic story of the first ascent

Towards the end of 2017, legendary British mountaineer and UIAA Management Committee member Doug Scott released The Ogre, a two-part biography documenting his and Chris Bonington’s dramatic first ascent and fight for survival on the Ogre in Pakistan’s Karakoram in 1977. Predating satellite phone communication, when an...

FIRST SEASONAL GOLDS FOR
THREE ATHLETES IN HOHHOT

The third UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup event of the 2018 season heralded a change of leadership in the women's lead competition and three new gold medal winners for the 2018 season. Following dramatic events in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and Rabenstein, Italy, Hohhot’s purpose-built venue offered exhibitions...