Youth Athletes Enjoy Kirov Experience
Over the past few weeks, youth ice climbers from all over the world have been enjoying the opportunity afforded by the UIAA and the Russian Mountaineering Federation to hone their skills on the impressive ice climbing wall in Kirov, Russia.
Despite temperatures hitting the hostile climes of -30C, athletes have trained hard developing their skills in speed and lead under the guidance of expert coaches. Team building also comprised an ice hockey competition (above).
The most recent training camp (pictured) witnessed the participation of athletes from Iran and Russia.
The UIAA Youth World Championships, supported by The North Face Korea, will take place in Champagny-en-Vanoise on 10-11 February, 2017.
Images courtesy of Pavel Shabalin.
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