A FESTIVAL OF ICE CLIMBING

An exciting, and keenly anticipated, weekend of ice climbing was held on two continents on the weekend of 23-24 January. In the French Alps, the UIAA Ice Climbing European Championships unfolded in Champagny-en-Vanoise while in North America, the competition arm of the annual Ouray Ice...

CHANGES ANNOUNCED TO UIAA ICE CLIMBING SEASON

In response to the evolving Covid-19 situation, the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – has made further changes to the calendar for its current 2021 Ice Climbing season. In November, the UIAA confirmed that no World Tour would be held during the winter of...

BRNO HOSTS ROUND 2 OF EUROPEAN CUP SEASON

The second event in the 2020-2021 UIAA Ice Climbing season, partnered by Outdoor Research, was held on 12 December. 42 athletes contested a European Cup in Brno, Czech Republic. The"Dry Tool Cup Brno 2020" competition took place on a pillar by the Brno dam. This event acted...

UIAA ICE CLIMBING SEASON OPENS IN SLOVAKIA

The first event in the 2020-2021 UIAA Ice Climbing season, partnered by Outdoor Research, was held on 5 December. Twenty-three athletes contested a European Cup in Žilina, Slovakia. The event was organised in conjunction with UIAA member association, Slovak Mountaineering Union (James) – Slovensky Horolezecky Spolok...

UIAA COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR COMPETITION EVENTS

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission has published Annex 2 to its 2020-2021 UIAA Ice Climbing Competition Regulations. These are its Covid-19 specific guidelines. UIAA Sports Event Coordinator Rob Adie advises officials and athletes that this document will be subject to change. "Things are evolving quickly with...

UIAA VOLUNTEER SERIES: NIKOLAY PRIMEROV

At 37, and in relative terms, Nikolay Primerov is one of the younger volunteers supporting the UIAA, International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation. Over the past few years he has served as one of the Athlete Representatives on the Ice Climbing Commission. “My motivation for joining...

REVIEW: 2020 UIAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The 2020 UIAA General Assembly (GA) was held on 23-24 October. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual meeting took place online for the first time in the federation’s 88-year history. A record number of delegates - 130 representatives from 68 countries - joined on...

FOCUS ON THE FUTURE: UIAA PROGRESS ON NEW STRATEGY AND COMMISSION PROJECTS

Ahead of next month’s online UIAA General Assembly (GA), the UIAA Management Committee (MC) and Commission Presidents held a virtual session on Saturday 26 September with a focus both on preparing for the GA and the federation’s strategic plans for 2021 and beyond. Following an opening...