The first stage of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concluded today before thousands of cheering spectators in Cheongsong, South Korea with winners and final results announced in the Lead and Speed competition.
Cheongsong is famous for being the apple capital of South Korea.
Now it’s making a name for itself, carved in ice, as the first regular stop during the annual UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, a place where thousands of spectators gather around a spectacular, artificial ice climbing wall to watch the world’s best climbers in action.
The first full day competition at the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour in Cheongsong, Korea saw a major upset when last year’s world champion Maxim Tomilov (Men’s Lead) fell early and unable to qualify for the finals on Sunday.
The UIAA Youth Commission gathered in Bergamo, Italy for a one day meeting on 10 November 2012 to discuss a number of initiatives that will chart the direction of the commission under the leadership of its new president Israfil Ashurly of Azerbaijan.
Frits Vrijlandt, the new president of the UIAA – International and Mountaineering Federation was in Moscow in November at the invitation of the Russian Mountaineering Federation to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest by climbers from the former Soviet Union.