THE TOMILOVS: BROTHERS ON ICE

Sport is littered with well-told tales of successful siblings. From the Williams sisters in tennis, to the Klitschko brothers in boxing and the Brownlees in triathlon.  Ice climbing has its own star siblings including France’s Tristan and Louna Ladevant, Switzerland’s Sina and Lukas Goetz and...

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...

Ueli Steck. One of the greats

Ueli Steck, one of the world’s most revered and respected climbers and mountaineers, died in an accident in Nepal on Sunday 30 April. A brief communication on Steck’s own website reported: “Ueli Steck was killed while trying to climb Mount Everest and the Lhotse. His family...

Jeff Lowe earns Lifetime Achievement Award

The annual Piolets d’Or Awards are taking place over the next week (11-15 April) in the Grenoble region. The awards were created to raise awareness about the year’s greatest ascents across the world.  In parallel, they aim to celebrate the taste for adventure, the bravery...

From Leaders to Champions

UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, supported by The North Face Korea
 World Cup & European Championships Rabenstein, Italy 29-31 January, 2016 From Leaders to Champions  Copyright (all pictures): Patrick Schwienbacher for the UIAA The 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour ended in style in Rabenstein, Italy...

A veritable spectacle

UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, supported by The North Face Korea World Cup and Asian Championships Cheongsong, South Korea 16-17 January, 2016 (All Photos: Leah Kang for the UIAA) Pulsating. The second leg of the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour offered a stunning display...