Ice climbing showcased in Tignes

On Sunday 24 April, in collaboration with the famous French ski resort of Tignes and FFCAM (La Fédération française des clubs alpins et de montagne), the UIAA organized a dedicated ice climbing event as part of a day-long ‘Sport for All’ programme.

Athletes from France and Switzerland took part in the speed exhibition

The event provided an opportunity for members of the public to try out the sport under the guidance of expert coaches and athletes. This was followed by an exhibition speed competition between four French and four Swiss athletes. Team France took the plaudits with Patrick Fine and Tristant Ladevant setting up an all French final after defeating Swiss opponents Lukas Beck and Samuel Clavien in the two round semi-finals. In the final it was Fine who avenged defeat in round one to claim glory in the last duel of the weekend.

The party atmosphere continued into the evening with live concerts organised for spectators. The event marks the first step in the development of ice climbing in Tignes, with the local organisers and FFCAM are now studying a way to strengthen their collaboration in this area.

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Patrick Fine and Tristant Ladevant compete for the overall speed title

As part of its commitment to spearheading the growth of ice climbing, the UIAA recently published a dedicated PractICE climbing guide, aimed at those wishing to get involved in the sport, develop their skills or organise a team or event.

Results from the event in Tignes can be found below:

Tignes – Speed Exhibition Competition Results

Tignes – Final Rankings