Ice Climbers: Champions and Pioneers

Our new series profiles the athletes taking part in the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour.

The 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, supported by The North Face Korea, may have finished in early February but the 170 international athletes who graced this year’s competition are already preparing to return stronger, faster and better for next season.

In the lead up to the new season, we are profiling a number of athletes, from the all-conquering Russian champion to the pioneer from India; the rising star of Slovenia to the local hero in South Korea through to the amazingly consistent Italian climber.

Our series can be followed on Facebook and through the dedicated page.