Park Hee Yong and Angelika Rainer win big in Saas Fee

Summary: Park Hee Yong of Korea and Angelika Rainer of Italy are the new Lead champions for men and women in Saas Fee. Live Blog Official and final results from Saas Fee: Women Lead final Men Lead final Women Speed final Men Speed final 20:55: All that talk about the Russians was blown out...

Mammut issues recall of RescYou crevasse rescue tool

Editor's Note:  Mammut, a UIAA Safetly Label holder issued a recall of its RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device 20 January 2014. For a list of other recalls and UIAA Safety Label holders please visit the UIAA Certified Equipment and Recall database. From the Mammut website: RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device recalled by Mammut due...

Maxim Tomilov and Shin WoonSeon win in Busteni

HIGHLIGHTS: Maxim Tomilov (Russia) edges out Park Hee Yong (Korea) in Men's Lead final while Shin WoonSeon (Korea) beat Angelika Rainer (Italy) in the Women's Lead final. What a great day of competition. Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Men's Speed final results were cancelled due...

New Speed champions crowned in Cheongsong

Spectators witnessed the thrill of the Speed duel on Sunday as new Speed champions were crowed in Cheongsong, Korea, the first stop of the 2014 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup When the ice had settled, left standing in first place were Nikolay Kuzovlev who beat Alexey...

Youth Commission president meets ARISF General Secretary Riccardo Fraccari

The renewal of a longstanding relationship between the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) and the UIAA was at the centre of a meeting between ARISF General Secretary Riccardo Fraccari and Youth Commission president Israfil Ashurly. Ashurly was accompanied to the meeting on 9...

Mountain Club of South Africa hosts Frits Vrijlandt

Frits Vrijlandt became the first president since UIAA president Ian McNaught-Davis to visit the South Africa when he attended the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange in October at the invitation of the South African government. The KwaZulu-Natal Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA),...

Sustainable tourism focus of Azerbaijan conference

Sustainable tourism was the focus of a two-day conference organized by Western University, the sponsor of the inaugural UIAA Mountain Protection Award, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Among the 20 speakers and 50 attendees were UIAA vice-president Peter Farkas and UIAA Mountain Commission president Linda McMillan, Hussein Bagirov,...