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About the Ice Climbing Commission
UIAA’s Ice Climbing Commission is responsible for framing the rules and regulations for Ice Climbing competitions. It also ensures quality of the competitions as per UIAA terms and standards.
The commission is also responsible for the administration and development aspects of ice climbing as a sport. It has been organizing the Ice Climbing World Cup competitions since 2004. The commission has also been involved in making rules for these competitions simpler and fairer to encourage mass participation.
As part of its development activities the commission organizes courses for route setters and judges for ice climbing competitions. These technical courses help the aspirant judges and route setters to inform themselves about the latest rules and innovations for the sport which involves technical expertise.
At the Saas Fee Ice Climbing World Cup event in February 2008, the UIAA carried out a survey to get climber feedback on the organization of the UIAA World Cup events as well as their perception of the UIAA. Read the full report.
For more information, contact the UIAA office.
Ice Climbing Commission, key members:
Pavel Shabalin (RUS), President
Urs Stöcker (SUI), Vice President
Click here for a complete list of Ice Climbing Commission members. It is an impressive group of dedicated Ice Climbing specialists and includes past world champions (Launits and Maureau) of the sport.