Ice Climbing Commission

Ice Climbing Commission members at a meeting in Slovenia (Photo: UIAA)

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 greater participation in the sport which is being showcased at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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.


Last Name First Name Country Fed.
Stöcker (Pres) Urs Switzerland SAC
Beverly (CM)

Dornian David Canada ACC

Jung Hojin Korea KAF
Launits  Nadezhda Russia RMF
Paun Alex Romania CAR
Pecjak Andrej Slovenia PZS
Shabalin Pavel Russia RMF

Corresponding Members
Ashurly Israfil Azerbaijan
Shafaghi Hamid Reza

Expert Athlete Members
Maureau Stephanie France  
Link to Board Thomas Kähr