2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour Review. We Are Ice Climbing

Another enthralling UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concluded at the end of January following an intense and competitive series held across three continents. All photos available on the UIAA Flickr account Nearly 180 athletes from 22 countries took part in the competition confirming ice climbing's growing reputation and showcasing the...

UIAA Medical Commission: Zika Viral Infection

The UIAA Medical Commission has released a new recommendation dedicated to the current outbreak of the Zika Viral Infection. The document charts the background of the disease, its relevance to climbers and mountaineers and presents the UIAA Medical Commission’s current advice. To download the document please click...

One day to Lillehammer!

The second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games commences in Lillehammer tomorrow with action in curling and ice hockey commencing the 70 event, ten day competition, a showcase for the world’s greatest youth athletes in snow and ice disciplines. Ice climbing will be present at...

Youth ice climbers take centre stage

Images: Patrick Schwienbacher for the UIAA A week on from hosting the decisive final round of the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, Rabenstein, Italy showcased the very best of international youth ice climbing. Over 60 athletes from 12 countries (Canada, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Lichtenstein,...

From Leaders to Champions

UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, supported by The North Face Korea
 World Cup & European Championships Rabenstein, Italy 29-31 January, 2016 From Leaders to Champions  Copyright (all pictures): Patrick Schwienbacher for the UIAA The 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour ended in style in Rabenstein, Italy this weekend following an exciting season finale. The...

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...