Interview: Frits Vrijlandt on four years as UIAA President

On 13 October, 2012, Frits Vrijlandt was voted in as President of the UIAA at the General Assembly hosted in Amsterdam. This year’s UIAA General Assembly, to be held on Saturday 15 October in Brixen-Bressanone, Italy will mark Vrijlandt’s fourth anniversary as the federation’s figurehead. It presents an...

Ice Climbing. A burning Olympic ambition

An Olympic Ambition "We have organised the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour for 15 years and in that time have witnessed the incredible growth in popularity of the sport throughout the world," explains UIAA President Frits Vrijlandt. "Ice climbing is a dynamic sport, combining determination, technique, speed, precision and...

Provisional 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing calendar announced

The UIAA is delighted to announce the provisional calendar for the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season. The upcoming campaign, partnered by The North Face Korea, promises exciting changes and developments. The UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, which has run since 2002, is set to comprise four events...

Ice Climbing scales new heights at Lillehammer 2016

The second edition of the Youth Winter Olympic Games concluded in Lillehammer, Norway yesterday following a ten-day competition which crowned 70 different gold medal winners. Main Photo: Gisle Johnsen / Lillehammer 2016 While the next generation of athletes showcased their talents across the official competition programme in...

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...

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...

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...