2019 UIAA GLOBAL YOUTH SERIES UNDERWAY

This February, in Guillestre, near Briançon in the French Alps, the first event of the 2019 UIAA Global Youth Series took place. The event, held from 24 February-2 March, welcomed around 70 participants. Those who attended were afforded glorious weather for all six days under...

TRIBUTE TO TOM BALLARD

On Saturday 9 March, during the UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships in Kirov, Russia, news broke that the bodies of Briton Tom Ballard and his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi had been discovered on Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. As a regular competitor on the UIAA Ice Climbing World...

KIROV CLOSES MEMORABLE SEASON

The UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships, the closing event in the 2018-2019 UIAA Ice Climbing season, was held in Kirov, Russia from 9-10 March. A warm weekend in the Russian city provided a welcome respite from the freezing conditions athletes have had to endure throughout the...

YOUTH ICE CLIMBERS OFFER GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE

The 2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships concluded in Oulu, Finland on Saturday 2 March. The event was organised in conjunction with FINICE. Across all three age categories, 84 athletes from ten countries had to contend with a diverse range of conditions - blizzards, sunshine,...

CALLING ALL APPLICANTS:
2019 UIAA MOUNTAIN PROTECTION AWARD OPENS 1 MARCH

Since 2013, the UIAA Mountain Protection Award has showcased 106 projects from over 30 countries. The platform has enabled initiatives to receive international recognition and much-needed funding. It has provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and share best practices. Investment generated by the Award has...

RECORD CROWDS WITNESS WORLD CUP FINALE

Records were set at the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in downtown Denver, Colorado on the weekend of 23-24 February. The 25,000 fans who attended the two-day event represent not only the largest ever in the World Tour’s history but also make it one of...

SLACKLINERS JOIN THE UIAA COMMUNITY

At the 2018 UIAA General Assembly held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the International Slackline Association (ISA) was voted in as an Observer Member of the UIAA. Founded in 2015, the ISA aims to support and develop the international slackline community, protect access to the sport, enhance communication...