Below is a list of important updates for member federations, athletes and officials concerning the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season.

A Welcome from Rob Adie, new UIAA Ice Climbing contact

My name is Rob Adie and I have taken over as Events Coordinator from Carol Kahoun for the UIAA and will be supporting the local organisers and federations with the organisation of the 2018 ice climbing competition season. I think it’s going to be a great season and I look forward to meeting you all at the competitions, so please come and say hello! The information below should help you plan your ice climbing competition season. I hope you all have a great season! To contact me directly please email

2018 Season Calendar. Final Updates

As communicated in mid November the final component of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour has been confirmed. Hohhot will host the event in China on 2-4 February. Full story:

Olympics Winter Games, PyeongChang, South Korea
The UIAA has been working with the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF) to organise a demonstration ice climbing event to be part of the cultural programme at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang in February 2018. A final decision on whether this event will take place will be made at the end of November. If this event does go ahead, the UIAA will work quickly to get the information to athletes as fast as possible, so you can make your travel plans accordingly.

Download the full UIAA Ice Climbing calendar here:

UIAA Athlete Handbook 2018

For the first time, the UIAA has published a dedicated Athletes’ Handbook. The Guide comprises details on how to register and follow the events and a comprehensive insight into the logistics for each of the World Cup, World Youth Championships and European Cup events (note – there is still some outstanding information on the Hohhot and Cheongsong World Cup events but these will be updated both in the Handbook and on the website shortly). We hope athletes find this Guide useful and if you have any comments or would like to see other information included please don’t hesitate to let us know.

The Handbook can be downloaded here.

UIAA Rules & Regulations 2018

The UIAA would also like to draw your attention to the 2018 Ice Climbing competition Rules and Regulations. A quick summary of the changes the UIAA Ice Climbing Commission have implemented for the upcoming season can be viewed directly here.

Specific Visa Details for World Cup Events

Hohhot, China – if you wish to attend the event in Hohhot, China and require a visa please contact please contact Mr. Li Guowei at – Indicate your passport number, name as on passport and exact travel dates and he will send you an invite letter.

Kirov, Russia – if you wish to attend the event in Kirov, please read and fill in the following form.

Other Events – if you require visas for any of the other events please contact 

About the European Cups

For details on the four European Cup events including registration and logistics please read our dedicated article.


Athlete registration for the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour including anti-doping education information can be accessed here by UIAA member federations.

For more information visit our dedicated UIAA Ice Climbing pages.