CHAMPAGNY-EN-VANOISE BRACED FOR PENULTIMATE ROUND

One of most Europe’s tallest and most iconic ice structures, located in the magnificent valley of Champagny le Haut (1500m) in the French Alps will provide the setting for the penultimate stage of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season. With just the final, deciding round in Denver, Colorado on 22-24 February ahead, this weekend’s competition is a crucial opportunity for athletes to put themselves in contention for overall ranking podium positions. And for others...

LEADERS EXTEND ADVANTAGE IN RABENSTEIN

Rabenstein, Italy hosted the fourth round of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour on the weekend of 2-3 February. Piercing temperatures and a huge snowfall in the days leading up the competition added to the atmosphere of an always unique event. Round 4 of the season witnessed some mesmerising contests with athletes from a wide spectrum of nations represented in the Finals. In three of the four events, the World Tour leaders claimed gold to...

ARE YOU READY FOR RABENSTEIN?

As temperatures drop across Europe, competition in the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour continues to intensify. This weekend, sandwiched between European events in Saas-Fee and Champagny-en-Vanoise, Rabenstein is the setting for round 4 of the six-event World Cup season. Partnered by Outdoor Research, the verdicts in this year’s World Tour are set to go down to the wire....

Bereit für Rabenstein?

Während die Temperaturen in ganz Europa weiter sinken, beginnt in der UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour die heisse Phase. Am kommenden Wochenende steht ein weiteres Saison-Highlight auf dem Programm: in Rabenstein, Südtirol, geht nur eine Woche nach dem Klassiker in Saas Fee die vierte Runde im Weltcup der Eiskletterer über die Bühne. Hier fallen bereits Vorentscheidungen im Gesamtweltcup, bevor dann die Tour nächste Woche nach Champagny-en-Vanoise in Frankreich weiterzieht. Outdoor Research ist auch im Südtirol...

IDENTIFYING THE WORLD’S CORROSION LOCATIONS

Over recent years the subject of corrosion has been a significant concern for the research arm of the UIAA Safety Commission (SafeCom). Commission members and external experts have invested significant time and resources into collecting data from climbers and running analysis of samples of faulty anchors. The UIAA has recently coordinated this analysis to create a Google Map of known corrosion locations. This map is intended only as a reference to identify areas where examples of...

ASIAN FESTIVALS INVITED TO APPLY FOR 2019 UIAA ROCK CLIMBING FESTIVAL AWARD

Application is now open for the 2019 UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award. Since 2015, the Award has been dedicated to a different continent each year. After Africa, Europe, North America, Central and South America, the 2019will focus on promoting events on the Asian continent. UIAA member federations in Asia are encouraged to share details about the Award with festivals in their country or territory. The Award offers 2,500 USD in prize money. This may be granted entirely...

JOY FOR SWITZERLAND IN SAAS-FEE

The 2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas-Fee, Switzerland which concluded on Saturday 26 January was one to remember. The third competition in the six-round World Cup season, partnered by Outdoor Research, provided compelling drama and no little success for the host country. A fitting way for Saas-Fee to celebrate 20-years of its association with the ice climbing world tour. [caption id="attachment_72455" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Woonseon Shin, South Korea, winner of the Women's Lead Final. Photo: UIAA/Kaspar...

UIAA EMBED CODE

ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE UIAAThe (insert name of your association or federation) is an Associate Member of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation. The UIAA promotes the growth and protection of mountaineering and climbing worldwide by: preserving their spirit and traditions advancing safe and ethical mountain practices promoting responsible access, culture and environmental protection supporting youth participation and the Olympic movement To discover more about the UIAA visit https://www.theuiaa.org FULL MEMBER OF THE UIAA The (insert name of your association or federation) is...

Jubiläums Weltcup in Saas Fee

Nach zwei hochstehenden, spannenden Weltcups zum Saisonstart in Asien, ist der UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup am kommenden Wochenende in Saas Fee zu Gast. An diesem geschichtsträchtigen Veranstaltungsort in der Schweizer Gletscherwelt wird – begleitet von grossen Festivitäten – zum 20. Mal ein internationaler Eiskletterwettkampf durchgeführt. Saas Fee ist bekannt für seinen aussergewöhnlichen Indoor-Austragungsort gleich beim Eingang zum Alpendorf und für ausgiebige Feierlichkeiten rund um den Spitzensport-Anlass. Saas Fee ist die 3. Station in der...

AN ANNIVERSARY WORLD CUP IN SAAS-FEE

Following two pulsating rounds in Asia, the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup lands in Europe this weekend with Saas-Fee one of the historic venues in the sport acting as host. Celebrations will be significant at the Swiss resort as it marks twenty years of its association with competition ice climbing. Hosted in a unique indoor arena on the entrance to the village, Saas-Fee always guarantees a party, convivial atmosphere comprising the large numbers of spectators...