UIAA Newsletter, January 2018, now published

The UIAA Newsletter for January 2018 is now available to view. Recent international trade shows have provided the UIAA with the opportunity to discuss important mountain safety and sustainability topics with the outdoor community. The calendar of Global Youth Events is taking shape. The Series provides opportunities for young climbers from across the world to meet and develop their skills. Eye issues in expeditions is the focus of this month's UIAA MedCom advice article while the insight of an experienced mountain rescuer features...

HOHHOT BRACED FOR ICE CLIMBING DEBUT

Hohhot, located in the Inner Mongolia region of China, will host the third UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup event of the 2018 season from 2-4 February. Following a highly successful event in Beijing last year, China continues to become an important presence on the World Tour stage. A new ice climbing structure has been built in Hohhot promising exciting routes in lead and a challenging speed wall. And athletes will need to stay warm between rounds...

EIN MANN SCHREIBT GESCHICHTE

Click here for English version Noch nie in der 16-jährigen Geschichte des Eiskletterwettkampfs hat ein Iraner an einem Weltcup Gold geholt. Das Blatt wendet sich als Mohammadreza Korouyeh Safdarian in der 2. Runde der 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour in Rabenstein den Lead Wettkampf für sich entscheidet. Zudem steht er nun auf Platz eins der Saisonrangliste. “Ich bin überglücklich. Das Publikum gab mir sehr viel Energie,” so Safdarian, der bereits letztes Wochenende in Saas-Fee brillierte...

A GIANT OF THE HIMALAYA

Elizabeth Hawley, the renowned journalist and chronicler of Himalayan expeditions, passed away in Nepal on Friday 26 January. On sharing the news, Ang Tshering Sherpa, UIAA Honorary Member and Chairman of the Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities (CAHC) wrote: “The worldwide mountaineering community has lost a great friend in Elizabeth Hawley but her memory will live on in the legacy she leaves behind in the form of her life’s work, the Himalayan Database.” The Himalayan Database is...

REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR 4TH IRAN SUMMER YOUTH CAMP

The fourth edition of the popular Iran Youth Summer Climbing Camp will take place in June 2018. The youth camp in Iran, organised by the UIAA Youth Commission in collaboration with UIAA member federation the Iran Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Federation (IMSCF), is designed for young climbers from around the world to take part in a joint expedition in a convivial, friendly atmosphere. Youngsters are guided in snow and ice techniques by a team of experienced...

THE HISTORY BOY

History was made during Round 2 of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour in Rabenstein when Mohammadreza Korouyeh Safdarian claimed gold in the men's lead competition to seal a first ever success for an Iranian athlete in the competition's 16-year history....

DMM: New products on show at ISPO Munich

DMM will be exhibiting its latest products and developments from Jan 28 - 31 at ISPO Munich, hall A3 (booth 436). The PerfectO carabiner becomes DMM’s latest addition to its hardware range. Remarkably compact, it uses a new extra short gate to minimise eye-to-eye length whilst maintaining usability and easy one-handed use. The true oval shape provides effective centring of loads and the fully rounds rope bearing areas increase carabiner and rope longevity. The plain gate PerfectO with...

RABENSTEIN IM SCHEINWERFERLICHT

Click here for English version Start zur zweiten Runde im UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup 2018 an. Ab morgen ist Rabenstein im Passeiertal, Südtirol, Schauplatz der spektakulären Wettkämpfe der Eiskletterer – dies nur eine Woche nach dem begeisternden Tour-Start in Saas-Fee. Und wenige Tage, bevor die Tour zu den nächsten Etappen nach China und Südkorea aufbricht. Die Eiskletterer schätzen Rabenstein als langjährigen und attraktiven Veranstaltungsort, Reinhard Graf, Wettkampforganisator, erklärt: „Der Ort überzeugt mit Sicherheit durch die einzigartige...

IR ICE ROCK: Competitive ice climbing season is at its height

Dear colleagues and friends! ICE ROCK team successfully takes part in the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. On the very first stage in Saas-Fee Alexey Dengin took the gold medal, Alexey Tomilov placed second. It was unforgetable experience! Original Article. This news article is independent of the UIAA and dedicated to latest news shared by UIAA Safety Label holders....

RABENSTEIN READY TO ROCK

Tomorrow signals the start of the second round of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour partnered by The North Face Korea. Following a pulsating season opener in Saas Fee last weekend it is the turn of Rabenstein, Italy to play host before the competition moves to the Asian continent on successive weekends....