Tomorrow signals the start of the second round of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour partnered by The North Face Korea. Following a pulsating season opener in Saas Fee last weekend it is the turn of Rabenstein, Italy to play host before the competition moves to the Asian continent on successive weekends.
Rabenstein is a revered venue for ice climbing as competition organiser Reinhard Graf explains: “The venue is popular because of its unique structure. Ice climbers discover a variety of challenges. There is a route which suits everyone.”
Livestreaming of the competition will be available on both Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January. This comprises the speed finals on Friday (19:30 women; 20:00 men); and the action from the lead tower on Saturday (semi-finals 10:00 and 13:00 and finals for both men and women at 18:00).
Coverage will be available on the UIAA Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels as well as on livestreaming media partner EXTREME. The full programme can be found here. For the Finals the organisers are planning on counting on a thrilling atmosphere with a special light show and post-event party.
Winners during the first round of competition were South Korea’s Hannarai Song and Russia’s Alexey Dengin in lead while fastest on the speed wall were Nikolai Kuzovlev and Ekaterina Feoktistova, both of Russia.
“We put a lot of emphasis on the comfort of athletes,” continues Graf. “Due to the size of the structure many routes can be built simultaneously, which in turn makes it possible to orchestrate an interesting competition. Furthermore, we push for much of the event to be held on actual ice. The 25-meter-high tower offers great possibilities for our “speed show”.
Live results and rankings will be available here.
Pictures will be available on the UIAA Flickr channel.
To relive the best of the action from Saas Fee click here.
The 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour is partnered by The North Face Korea.
For further details on the UIAA & Ice Climbing please click here.
For details on the local organisers please click here.
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