2017 SEASON PREVIEW: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ICE CLIMBING

Vertical ascending at improbable speeds; nerve-jangling drops; supreme demonstrations of technique. Ice axes are sharpened, athletes primed after a rigourous ‘offseason’, ice towers gleaming and the world of ice climbing ready to reunite. The sport, which holds a burning Olympic ambition, has never been bigger. The...

Ice Climbers: Important logistical information

Addresses of competition venues, visa application details, event registration, accommodation options, are all among the topics covered in the UIAA Ice Climbing event-specific FAQS. The UIAA has posted factsheets for the following events (please click on the event name): Durango Beijing Cheongsong Information on the remaining events will be available...

2016 Piolets d’Or Asia winners announced

The Piolets d’Or Asia celebrated its 11th anniversary in Seoul, Korea on 4 November. These Awards, known as the Oscars of Alpinism, have been leading the development of Asian mountaineering culture for the last ten years. Among those recognised were a UIAA honorary member and a UIAA ice...

Park Hee Yong and Angelika Rainer win big in Saas Fee

Summary: Park Hee Yong of Korea and Angelika Rainer of Italy are the new Lead champions for men and women in Saas Fee. Live Blog Official and final results from Saas Fee: Women Lead final Men Lead final Women Speed final Men Speed final 20:55: All that talk about the Russians was blown out...