Review: 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships

The biennial UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships - the pinnacle event in the UIAA ice climbing season - was held from 4-5 February, 2017 in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France. Prevailing from a field of over 125 athletes from 26 countries were Russian athletes Pavel Batushev and Maria Tolokonina...

Rabenstein. And the Winners Are…

Rabenstein, Italy hosted the final leg of the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season from 28-29 January. Winners in Rabenstein were Russia's Pavel Batushev and Ekaterina Feoktistova in speed; and Korea's HeeYong Park and Han Na Rai Song in lead. The results also confirmed the overall winners of the...

Feats of brilliance on the walls of Saas Fee

A gripping penultimate round of the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup, partnered by The North Face Korea, was held in Saas Fee, Switzerland. In the lead competition, Korea's Han Na Rai Song and HeeYong Park claimed gold medals for the second weekend running. In speed, Russia's Vladimir Kartashev...

CHEONGSONG DELIVERS COMPELLING WORLD CUP

Excitement, dramatic finishes and supreme acts of skill characterise the third UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup event of the 2017 season, held in Cheongsong (South Korea) from 14-15 January.  In the lead competition, local favourites HeeYong Park and Han Na Rai Song deliver mesmerising gold medal...