IRAN – AN EMERGING FORCE IN COMPETITION ICE CLIMBING

The most recent UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour featured athletes from 29 different countries. Teams varied from the 52-strong Russian presence to countries such as Ireland, India and Bulgaria represented by single athletes. While the overall World Cup winners of the speed and lead disciplines...

Les Frères Ladevant: Always Climbing

Whether in the gym, on the walls of a World Cup venue or climbing in their beloved Alps, the Ladevant brothers are inseparable. Almost three years divide older brother Tristan, 20, and Louna, 17. In their two full seasons on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour,...

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...

KIROV. WHERE CHAMPIONS WILL BE CROWNED

For the first time since 2015, Kirov, Russia plays host to a UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup competition. It promises to be quite the occasion. With the overall season standings delicately poised the deciding act in the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, partnered by...