Review: 2016 UIAA General Assembly

The 2016 UIAA General Assembly was held in Brixen (Bressanone), Südtirol, Italy from 12-16 October. The event, the largest annual gathering of UIAA member federations and representatives, took place during the International Mountain Summit (IMS), and was organised by the Alpenverein Südtirol AVS.  The event welcomed over one...

Interview: Frits Vrijlandt on four years as UIAA President

On 13 October, 2012, Frits Vrijlandt was voted in as President of the UIAA at the General Assembly hosted in Amsterdam. This year’s UIAA General Assembly, to be held on Saturday 15 October in Brixen-Bressanone, Italy will mark Vrijlandt’s fourth anniversary as the federation’s figurehead. It presents an...

Ice Climbing. A burning Olympic ambition

An Olympic Ambition "We have organised the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour for 15 years and in that time have witnessed the incredible growth in popularity of the sport throughout the world," explains UIAA President Frits Vrijlandt. "Ice climbing is a dynamic sport, combining determination, technique, speed, precision and...

Provisional 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing calendar announced

The UIAA is delighted to announce the provisional calendar for the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season. The upcoming campaign, partnered by The North Face Korea, promises exciting changes and developments. The UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, which has run since 2002, is set to comprise four events...

Ice Climbing scales new heights at Lillehammer 2016

The second edition of the Youth Winter Olympic Games concluded in Lillehammer, Norway yesterday following a ten-day competition which crowned 70 different gold medal winners. Main Photo: Gisle Johnsen / Lillehammer 2016 While the next generation of athletes showcased their talents across the official competition programme in...

2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour Review. We Are Ice Climbing

Another enthralling UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concluded at the end of January following an intense and competitive series held across three continents. All photos available on the UIAA Flickr account Nearly 180 athletes from 22 countries took part in the competition confirming ice climbing's growing reputation and showcasing the...