UIAA to develop first para-iceclimbing event in Russia

Training for the first para-iceclimbing competition near Ufa, Russia (Photo: Gulnara Sakhibzadaeva for UIAA) The first official UIAA para-iceclimbing competition is being planned for one of the European rounds of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour in 2015. Dr. Evgeny Mashkovskiy of the Russian Mountaineering Federation who...

New president of Iran climbing body stresses development of ice climbing and ties to UIAA

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ndLMn8jVM4&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Iranian climber climber Zohreh Abdollahkhani who recently posted a one minute message on YouTube describing her passion for ice climbing personifies the growth of the sport in Iran. It’s with that in mind that Youth Commission president Israfil Ashurli met with Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing...

Para-iceclimbing makes its debut in Ufa, Russia

Ice climbing may not be a part of the Sochi Paralympics which begin today but that didn’t stop a group of trailblazing Russians from showing how it might be one day. Witness what happened in Ufa, Russia, where the 2014 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup recently...

Ice climbing draws attention in Sochi

Ice climbing had a unique and prominent presence at the Olympic Park during the recently concluded Winter Olympics in Sochi. Part of the Ice Climbing Festival, it included a Speed wall and a Lead structure, built with the generous support of sponsor Sberbank, which saw thousands of...