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RedFox to sponsor UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup 2012
15 Dec 2011
The UIAA is proud to announce that RedFox Outdoor Equipment , a Russian sportswear and equipment company, has become of a sponsor of its ice climbing program.
Based in Saint Petersburg, the company founded by Vladislav Moroz and Alexander Glushkovsky, both high-level climbers, manufactures a wide range of outdoor products under a number of international brand names.
Moroz said he hoped his company's involvement with the UIAA and the Russian Mountaineering Federation would give a boost to the sport and the quest for ice climbing to become an event in the Winter Olympics.
Vladislav Moroz and Alexander Glushkovsky of RedFox
The next Winter Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia in 2014 where ice climbing will be featured as a cultural event.
"We hope that our support of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup 2012 will be a great contribution in the development of sport ice climbing all over the world," said Moroz.
RedFox is behind a number of adventure races such as the RedFox Adventure Race, the RedFox Elbrus Race and the RedFox Challenge.
RedFox was founded more than 20 years ago and is a leading Russian manufacturer of top quality, advanced technology equipment for extreme and outdoor sports.
The UIAA was founded in 1932 and has 80 member associations in 50 countries representing about 1.3 million people. The organization’s mission is to promote the growth and protection of mountaineering and climbing worldwide, advance safe and ethical mountain practices and promote responsible access, culture and environmental protection.
The UIAA operates through the work of its commissions, which make recommendations, set policy and advocate on behalf of the mountaineering community. The UIAA is recognized by the International Olympic Committee for mountaineering and natural surface climbing.
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