2017: Judges & Routesetter Courses. Full details.

Below are details on how to apply for the 2017 Judges and Routesetter Courses. Course 1 – Beijing, China – January 3rd-9th, 2017 · Registration Deadline: December 20th, 2016 20:00 CET · For more details and to register please contact Mr. Li Guowei cma8848@hotmail.com · On-site Registration: January 3rd, 2017 all day · Training/Course: January 4th – 6th, 2017 · Competition Experience: January 7th – 9th, 2017 at the UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD CUP BEIJING · Remission of Certificate of Attendance: January 9th, 2017 ·  Price for Judge: EUR 300 – includes...

2017 SEASON PREVIEW: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ICE CLIMBING

Vertical ascending at improbable speeds; nerve-jangling drops; supreme demonstrations of technique. Ice axes are sharpened, athletes primed after a rigourous ‘offseason’, ice towers gleaming and the world of ice climbing ready to reunite. The sport, which holds a burning Olympic ambition, has never been bigger. The 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, supported by The North Face Korea, commences on 16-17 December in the town of Durango, Colorado before visiting four countries in Asia and Europe....

UIAA – NEWSLETTER, NOVEMBER 2016. NOW PUBLISHED.

The November 2016 UIAA Newsletter is now available. The UIAA Ice Climbing season, supported by The North Face Korea, commences in mid-December with the season opener in Durango, Colorado. Athlete registration opened in early November for the six-event series, to be held in six countries on three continents. The season concludes with the biennial World Championships, to be held in Champagny-en-Vanoise.  The UIAA Anti-Doping Commission continues to be a proactive implementor of all WADA regulations and has recently  enhanced...

International community commemorates Kanchenjunga and Makalu

They are two of the highest mountains in the world. Imperious, impressive and witness to numerous feats of human endeavour. Between 20-23 November the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) organised a Diamond Jubilee celebration of the first ascent of both mountains. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is the third highest mountain in the world, the second in Nepal. Makalu is the world's fifth highest peak at 8,463m. The first successful summits of both peaks took place within ten days of each other in...

Application for ice climbers’ anti-doping certificate open

Dear athletes, At the beginning of 2016/2017 season, the UIAA launched its anti-doping online education programme for ice climbers and skyrunners. All athletes competing in the upcoming UIAA Ice Climbing season must pass the test and obtain a certificate. Although this education is only mandatory for UIAA licensed athletes, the UIAA hopes it can be useful to anyone interested in finding more information about fighting anti-doping. Before you start your journey through our course, please take a careful look at the step-by-step guideline here. To  successfully pass the course and...

UIAA ICE CLIMBING OFFICIALS

Promoting Clean Climbing through doping controls and education

The UIAA’s commitment to anti-doping and promotion of ‘Clean Climbing’ is a significant part of its activities. The federation has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, and its work in this field is centered in two distinct areas – the enforcement of doping controls and development of educational practices. The first component, doping controls, is an obligatory element, one focused on the testing of athletes, and sport specific substances, both out of...

Past, Present, Future: Asian mountaineering community re-unites in Nepal

Kathmandu and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) played host to a weeklong array of international mountaineering events in mid-November. Commencing proceedings was the General Assembly of the UAAA, the Union of Asian Alpine Associations, held from 18 November with representatives from sixteen different Asian federations in attendance. Featuring among the talking points were the recent Asian Piolet d’Or Awards, the environment, youth participation and expeditions. In parallel, the NMA hosted a two-day conference on mountain tourism and climate...

Ice Climbers: Important logistical information

Addresses of competition venues, visa application details, event registration, accommodation options, are all among the topics covered in the UIAA Ice Climbing event-specific FAQS. The UIAA has posted factsheets for the following events (please click on the event name): Durango Beijing Cheongsong Information on the remaining events will be available shortly. Mandatory Anti-Doping Certificate Dear athletes, From the beginning of 2016/2017 season onwards, the UIAA launched its anti-doping online education programme for ice climbers and skyrunners. All athletes competing in UIAA Ice Climbing events must...

FAQs and Logistical Information: Cheongsong

Q. Where can I pay for the registration, the meals and the accommodation? A. Please pay on Site. Only cash in Euros is accepted. Athletes: EUR 200 per person (Participation Fee EUR 50, Accommodation, Meal & Transportation Fee EUR 150) Officials: EUR 150 per person (including Manager, Coach and others) (for Accommodation, Meal & Transportation) EUR 150 includes: Accommodation: 3 nights and 4 days from Friday 13th January to Monday 16th January, 2017 Meals: From Dinner 13th January to...