Rabenstein and Kirov to host UIAA World Championships in Lead and Speed
26 Jun, 2014
Rabenstein to host Lead World Championships in 2015 (Photo: Lukasz Warzecha for UIAA)The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup spans six countries.
But bragging rights to be the world’s best competitive ice
climber is reserved for the athlete who wins the UIAA World Championships held once every two years.
In 2015, the championships are being held in two different places.
Rabenstein, Italy will host the Lead competition while Kirov, Russia is where the Speed event takes place.
Organisers for the Rabenstein competition are hopeful that the weather gods will be kind to them after this year’s regular World Cup competition was cancelled because of heavy snowfall and danger of avalanches in the mountainous region.
The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission which met earlier this year in Paklenica, Croatia is in the process of overhauling the way the World Championships take place in an effort to raise the profile of the event as it often gets lost amid the annual World Cup competition season.
One of the changes being considered by the commission is a bidding process, starting in 2017, for local organisers who want to host the World Championships as a standalone event.
- 30 – 31 Jan & 1 Feb 2015: Rabenstein ITALY - UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup & World Championships (Lead)
- 6 – 8 March 2015: Kirov RUSSIA - UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup & World Championships (Speed)
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