EXPERIENCE AND YOUTH TO THE FORE IN KIROV

At their home World Cup, some of the world's leading ice climbers embraced the opportunity to end the season quite literally on a high while emerging talents offered a tantalising glimpse of what the future may hold. A superb 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, partnered by The...

UIAA Newsletter, February 2018, now published

The UIAA Newsletter for February 2018 is now available to view. The UIAA Alpine Summer Skills guide is now available worldwide as a digital download. In the field of mountain safety, the UIAA and the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) publish recommendations related to The Chadar Trek. The use of...

SPECTACULAR FINICE
CONCLUDES EUROPEAN SEASON

Braving freezing temperatures and attacking challenging routes on a gigantic 22m structure, over 60 international athletes graced the final UIAA Ice Climbing European Cup event of the 2018 season. Oulu, Finland played host to the competition - FINICE -  from 24-25 February which saw Canada's Noah...

The Ogre –
Read the dramatic story of the first ascent

Towards the end of 2017, legendary British mountaineer and UIAA Management Committee member Doug Scott released The Ogre, a two-part biography documenting his and Chris Bonington’s dramatic first ascent and fight for survival on the Ogre in Pakistan’s Karakoram in 1977. Predating satellite phone communication, when an...

FIRST SEASONAL GOLDS FOR
THREE ATHLETES IN HOHHOT

The third UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup event of the 2018 season heralded a change of leadership in the women's lead competition and three new gold medal winners for the 2018 season. Following dramatic events in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and Rabenstein, Italy, Hohhot’s purpose-built venue offered exhibitions...