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Day Two in Kirov: Alexy Tomilov knocked out finals, the young rise in Lead and Russian dominance complete in Speed
09 Mar 2013
HIghlights include the first final appearance in Lead by Janez Svoljšak of Slovenia who is only 19-years-old, Alexey Tomilov leaving the competition and Russian dominance in the Speed event.
Day One in Kirov: Lead qualifications underway and changes to competition rules Competition schedule in Kirov Rivalries, records and retirement mark the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World as it arrives in Kirov, Russia for grand finale
06 Mar 2013
Final showdown of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour arrives in Kirov, Russia.
Athletes have arrived in Kirov, Russia, for the grand finale of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour which will be live-streamed on this page.
Opening ceremonies begin on 8 March at 13:30 followed by the start of Lead qualification for women and Lead qualification for men if time permits.
Second wave of via ferrata set recalls within six months
25 Feb 2013
A group of manufacturers has issued a recall of certain via ferrata sets following a meeting of the UIAA (International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation) Safety Commission in Munich, Germany.
Following a comprehensive test programme conducted on used or aged rope friction based via ferrata sets, the climbing industry has found that some of these sets can fail in a fall situation.
New Training Standards program ready for evaluation
21 Feb 2013
An innovative multi-year UIAA Training Standards program conducted in cooperation with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is in the final stages of evaluation and will provide a template for a much sought-after service from federation members.
Pavel Batushev sets a Speed record in Busteni, Romania
09 Feb 2013
A Speed record by Russia’s Pavel Batushev was the big story out of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour stop in Busteni, Romania.
Batushev’s blistering run up the 15 metre wall obliterated the previous record of 8.74 seconds held by his colleague Pavel Gulyaev.
Injeong Lee elected to third term as president of the Korean Alpine Federation Markus Bendler retires after Rabenstein and other highlights of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour
28 Jan 2013
Rabenstein, the newest venue on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour provided plenty of drama and memories for athletes and spectators.
It was the setting for the final climb of Markus Bendler of Austria, a perennial crowd favourite and former Lead champion who gave it his all to reach the final hold, but fell.
Winter ascent on Broad Peak by Polish expedition
28 Jan 2013
An attempt to make the first successful winter ascent of Broad Peak (8047 metres) led by well-known Polish climber Krzysztof Wielicki and organized by the Polish Mountaineering Association (PZA) is underway.
The expedition by the UIAA federation member is part of a series of Polish winter mountaineering expeditions called Polish Winter Himalayan Mountaineering 2010 – 2015 under the patronage of Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, president of Poland.