Koshcheeva and Vagin are World Speed Champions

Ekaterina Koshcheeva (Photo: David Schweizer for UIAA) Koshcheeva, 20, was a symbol of the youth wave currently taking over the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour while Vagin, 43, represented the veteran wing of 2015 Tour that concluded today (8 March 2015). Koshscheeva’s victory was a squeaker. Her combined...

Youth ice climbing a top priority of the UIAA

The UIAA ice climbing youth development programme is in full swing as as seen at the Saas Fee World Youth Championships (Photo: David Sweizer for UIAA) It’s been a busy winter season for the UIAA as it relates to youth and ice climbing. The activities ranged from the...

World Youth Championships held in Switzerland

The third UIAA World Youth Ice Climbing Championships took place in Saas Fee, Switzerland 17-18 January 2015. The final results: Under 22 Lead (Women) 1. Nadezda Smirnova (RUS) 2. Alena Kochebaeva (RUS) 3. Ekaterina Koshcheeva (RUS) Under 22 Lead (Men) 1. Kevin Huser (SUI) 2. Pierrick Fine (FRA) 3. Marco Malinowski (SUI) Under 19 Lead (Women) 1. Ekaterina...