France to host pinnacle ice climbing event

The UIAA is proud to announce that Champagny-en-Vanoise, France – with the support of FFCAM – will host the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships in lead and speed. The event will be held at the resort’s famous ice tower on 4-5 February, 2017. The 2017 UIAA...

One day to Lillehammer!

The second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games commences in Lillehammer tomorrow with action in curling and ice hockey commencing the 70 event, ten day competition, a showcase for the world’s greatest youth athletes in snow and ice disciplines. Ice climbing will be present...

Final Countdown

UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, supported by The North Face Korea World Cup & European Championships Rabenstein, Italy 29-31 January, 2016 The final round of the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour sponsored by The North Face Korea commences tomorrow, Friday 29 January. Following an...

Ice climbing draws attention in Sochi

Ice climbing had a unique and prominent presence at the Olympic Park during the recently concluded Winter Olympics in Sochi. Part of the Ice Climbing Festival, it included a Speed wall and a Lead structure, built with the generous support of sponsor Sberbank, which saw thousands...

Nepal government reduces fees to climb Mount Everest

The Nepal government has announced reduced fees to climb Mount Everest to attract mountaineers to the world’s highest peak, even as concerns grow about the environmental effects of climbers who already crowd the mountain during the high season. An Associated Press article noted quoted Madhusudan...