New Speed champions crowned in Cheongsong

Spectators witnessed the thrill of the Speed duel on Sunday as new Speed champions were crowed in Cheongsong, Korea, the first stop of the 2014 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup When the ice had settled, left standing in first place were Nikolay Kuzovlev who beat Alexey...

2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concludes in Kirov

The 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concluded in Kirov, Russia today with overall World Champions being declared in the Lead and Speed categories for both men and women. The official overall winners are: Julia Oleynikova: Women's World Cup Speed Egor Trapeznikov: Men's World Cup Speed ...

Pavel Batushev sets a Speed record in Busteni, Romania

A Speed record by Russia’s Pavel Batushev was the big story out of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour stop in Busteni, Romania. Batushev’s blistering run up the 15 metre wall obliterated the previous record of 8.74 seconds held by his colleague Pavel Gulyaev. Other highlights...

The Brothers Tomilov and the sport they love

Alexey and Maxim Tomilov fell in love with the sport they dominate by chance. Back in 1998, the two avid competitive indoor climbers watched the first Russian ice climbing championships in Kirov, their hometown, as spectators and were intrigued by what they saw. “We realized we wanted...

Maxim Tomilov emerges as Saas Fee champion again

Maxim Tomilov ran into trouble at the fifth barrel like so many climbers before him but sheer strength and experience won the day. He was tantalizingly close to the final barrel which had eluded every climber in the Men’s Lead final. With just seconds left, Tomilov urged...