Winter ascent on Broad Peak by Polish expedition

An attempt to make the first successful winter ascent of Broad Peak (8047 metres) led by well-known Polish climber Krzysztof Wielicki and organized by the Polish Mountaineering Association (PZA) is underway. The expedition by the UIAA federation member is part of a series of Polish winter...

The Brothers Tomilov and the sport they love

Alexey and Maxim Tomilov fell in love with the sport they dominate by chance. Back in 1998, the two avid competitive indoor climbers watched the first Russian ice climbing championships in Kirov, their hometown, as spectators and were intrigued by what they saw. “We realized we wanted...

Maxim Tomilov emerges as Saas Fee champion again

Maxim Tomilov ran into trouble at the fifth barrel like so many climbers before him but sheer strength and experience won the day. He was tantalizingly close to the final barrel which had eluded every climber in the Men’s Lead final. With just seconds left, Tomilov urged...

UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour stops in “cool” Saas Fee

  Each stage of the UIAA Ice climbing Tour has its own unique character and Saas Fee, one of Switzerland’s most famous ski resorts has "cool" written all over it. The Swiss village of 1,600 people which can handle as many as 7,600 people during peak season...

Winners of Korean stage of UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour

PRESS RELEASE  Winners of Korean stage of UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour   13 January 2013, CHEONGSONG, Korea: The first stage of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concluded today before thousands of cheering spectators in Cheongsong, South Korea with winners and final results announced in the...

Youth Commission charts course under new president

As part of its mandate to promote GYS event and reach out to youth around the world, commission members strategized on a plan that includes an event in Mongolia in 2013 which will be included in the plan submitted to The Association of IOC Recognised International...