ASIAN FESTIVALS INVITED TO APPLY FOR 2019 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD

Application is now open for the 2019 UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award. Since 2015, the Award has been dedicated to a different continent each year. After Africa, Europe, North America, Central and South America, the 2019will focus on promoting events on the Asian continent. UIAA member federations in Asia are encouraged to share details about the Award with festivals in their country or territory. The Award offers 2,500 USD in prize money. This may be granted entirely...

JOY FOR SWITZERLAND IN SAAS-FEE

The 2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas-Fee, Switzerland which concluded on Saturday 26 January was one to remember. The third competition in the six-round World Cup season, partnered by Outdoor Research, provided compelling drama and no little success for the host country. A fitting way for Saas-Fee to celebrate 20-years of its association with the ice climbing world tour. [caption id="attachment_72455" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Woonseon Shin, South Korea, winner of the Women's Lead Final. Photo: UIAA/Kaspar...

UIAA EMBED CODE

ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE UIAAThe (insert name of your association or federation) is an Associate Member of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation. The UIAA promotes the growth and protection of mountaineering and climbing worldwide by: preserving their spirit and traditions advancing safe and ethical mountain practices promoting responsible access, culture and environmental protection supporting youth participation and the Olympic movement To discover more about the UIAA visit https://www.theuiaa.org FULL MEMBER OF THE UIAA The (insert name of your association or federation) is...

Jubiläums Weltcup in Saas Fee

Nach zwei hochstehenden, spannenden Weltcups zum Saisonstart in Asien, ist der UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup am kommenden Wochenende in Saas Fee zu Gast. An diesem geschichtsträchtigen Veranstaltungsort in der Schweizer Gletscherwelt wird – begleitet von grossen Festivitäten – zum 20. Mal ein internationaler Eiskletterwettkampf durchgeführt. Saas Fee ist bekannt für seinen aussergewöhnlichen Indoor-Austragungsort gleich beim Eingang zum Alpendorf und für ausgiebige Feierlichkeiten rund um den Spitzensport-Anlass. Saas Fee ist die 3. Station in der...

AN ANNIVERSARY WORLD CUP IN SAAS-FEE

Following two pulsating rounds in Asia, the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup lands in Europe this weekend with Saas-Fee one of the historic venues in the sport acting as host. Celebrations will be significant at the Swiss resort as it marks twenty years of its association with competition ice climbing. Hosted in a unique indoor arena on the entrance to the village, Saas-Fee always guarantees a party, convivial atmosphere comprising the large numbers of spectators...

NEW MEDAL WINNERS IN BEIJING

The second round of the 2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season concluded earlier today in Beijing. Hosts for a second time, the capital of China witnessed a memorable event which saw some new names mount the medals podium and confirmed the supremacy of two Russian athletes. Lead: Finland, France and Ireland on the podium In the lead competition, athletes from seven different countries made the finals. Russia’s Maria Tolokonina and Nikolai Kuzolvev maintained their outstanding form to...

REGISTER FOR SANDSTONE INTERNATIONAL CLIMBING YOUTH CAMP

Registration is now open for the Sandstone International Climbing Youth Camp in Ostrov u Tise, Czech Republic.  The event which is affiliated with the UIAA Youth Commission is open to youngsters between the ages of 12-18.  Participants will be able to challenge themselves on one of the most famous sandstone climbing areas in the world. Dates: 11.08-17.08.2019 Location: Ostrov u Tise, Czech Republic Ostrov 10, 403 36 Tisá, Czechia T: +420 475 222 013 Participants: Open to ages 12-18.  Please note that participants should...

HOW TO FOLLOW THE UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD CUP IN BEIJING

Round 2 of the 2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season takes place in Beijing, China this weekend. Three days of competition from 18-20 January lie in wait for an expected field of nearly 80 athletes representing 15 countries. The 2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour is partnered by Outdoor Research. The opening round of the season witnessed a masterclass from Russia’s Maria Tolokonina who won both the women’s lead and speed competitions. An indication that...

PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS GOING TO THE MOUNTAINS

Previous extracts from UIAA Medical Commission papers have provided information on a diverse array of high-altitude topics such as nutritional considerations in mountaineering, dealing with eye problems, water disinfection and emergency field management of acute mountains sickness. The focus of this article is on an advice paper for people with pre-existing medical conditions. It was published in 2008 by J.S Milledge & T. Küpper and is available in English, Czech, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian. With...

WORLD COMBINED CHAMPS SHINE IN SOUTH KOREA

Russia's Maria Tolokonina and Nikolai Kuzovlev commenced the 2018-2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour with statement victories in December's inaugural Combined World Championships in Moscow. During this weekend's first leg of the six series World Cup season held in Cheongsong, South Korea, the two athletes maintained their excellent start to the season. Tolokonina enjoyed a remarkable Sunday, first defeating compatriot Ekaterina Koshcheeva in the final of the speed competition to take gold, before surpassing local favourites Woonseon...