The UIAA at ISPO Munich and Beijing

Between 24-27 January, the UIAA attended ISPO MUNICH 2016, the only international multi-segment exhibition for the sports business, and from 24-27 February, heads to Asia, running its own booth at ISPO BEIJING. ISPO BEIJING is the leading sports business event in Asia. It unites the world’s most important sporting...

Final Countdown

UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, supported by The North Face Korea World Cup & European Championships Rabenstein, Italy 29-31 January, 2016 The final round of the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour sponsored by The North Face Korea commences tomorrow, Friday 29 January. Following an intense month...

UIAA Safety Standards Update: Crash Pads

A new safety standard has been created by the UIAA Safety Commission dedicated to the safety requirements and test methods for crash pads for use in bouldering climbing. The document is available to view and download here. The Test Method UIAA 161, CRASH PADS Determination of the critical fall height,...

Raising the Roof

UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, supported by The North Face Korea World Cup Saas Fee, Switzerland 22-23 January, 2016 All images: Eugenia Alekseeva for the UIAA Saas Fee is always a popular destination on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour. It’s easy to see why. A truly unique venue, an atmospheric amphitheatre...

A veritable spectacle

UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, supported by The North Face Korea World Cup and Asian Championships Cheongsong, South Korea 16-17 January, 2016 (All Photos: Leah Kang for the UIAA) Pulsating. The second leg of the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour offered a stunning display of power, determination, speed and...

Youth Olympic Games welcomes ice climbing

Following on from its popular appearance in the Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, ice climbing will feature as part of the sports initiation programme at the 2nd edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games to be held in Lillehammer, Norway, from 12-21 February. Ice...

Ice climbing wall open at Lillehammer 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach was among the guests to visit the ice climbing wall during the opening weekend of the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Main image: IOC President Thomas Bach visits the ice climbing demonstration at Lillehammer 2016 (Photo: UIAA) Ice climbing is one...