Long list for 2014 Piolet d’Or released

The long list of  potential nominees for the 2014 Piolet d'Or has been released. A smaller group of nominees for the prestigious 2014 awards will be chosen from this super long list published on the Piolet d'Or website: CHINE Kyzyl Asker (5,842m) A free ascent of the southeast pillar by...

Nepal government reduces fees to climb Mount Everest

The Nepal government has announced reduced fees to climb Mount Everest to attract mountaineers to the world's highest peak, even as concerns grow about the environmental effects of climbers who already crowd the mountain during the high season. An Associated Press article noted quoted Madhusudan Burlakoti,...

BMC Patron and former UIAA President Ian McNaught-Davis dies

The UIAA is saddened to hear of the death of former UIAA president Ian McNaught-Davis through the British Mountaineering Council where he was Patron and former president. Funeral arrangements For those friends who can make it to the funeral, these are the details. Please contact Loreto McNaught-Davis to let...

Ice Queens: The video

[embed]https://vimeo.com/85424809[/embed] Angelika Rainer and Lucie Hrozova are among the most experienced competitors in the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Tour. Here's a short video where the two discuss their sport in the spectacular setting of Cheongsong, Korea a few weeks ago. ICE QUEENS with Angelika Rainer and...

Nikolay Kuzovlev stuns with nightime victory in Champagny-en-Vanoise

Next stop for the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup: Rabenstein Italy (7-9 February, 2014) Summary from Champagny-en-Vanoise, France The new champions in Champagny-en-Vanoise are Nikolay Kuzovlev (Lead - Men), Maria Tolokonina (Lead - Women)l Vladimir Kartashev (Men - Speed) and Julia Oleynikova (Women - Speed). The outdoor climbing...