BLISTERING OPENER TO 2018 UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD TOUR

Klicke hier für die Deutsche Version A global audience in excess of a quarter of a million people watched live coverage of a pulsating opening event of the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour. Renowned as a magnificent arena for ice climbing the snow-covered Swiss resort of Saas-Fee once again delivered an outstanding competition. Both Friday’s speed competition and the conclusion of the lead discipline on Saturday evening provide gripping drama with verdicts in the balance until...

WATCH: 2017 UIAA BEST CLIMBING FILM

The UIAA has awarded a Best Climbing Film prize at the Trento Film Festival for the past three years. The most recent winner - a 12-min documentary featured the 2016 expedition to the Himalayas of Nepal led by David Lama together with Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel. The film charts the team in their feelings of fatigue, anxiety, exposure and ordeal during their five weeks attempting one of the world’s greatest, unsolved puzzles of alpinism: The...

UIAA TALKS SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY AT ISPO TRADE SHOWS

Safety and sustainability, two of the three pillars of the UIAA, will be on the agenda of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation at upcoming international tradeshows in China and Germany. Led by UIAA Safety Commission President Amit Chowdhury and Safety Label Administrator Stephanie Stettbacher, the UIAA’s presence at ISPO Beijing, 24-27 January, will focus on mountain safety. ISPO Beijing is the leading multi-sports exhibition in Asia uniting leading market players, concentrated know-how, pioneering innovations and...

SAAS-FEE ERÖFFNET DIE 2018 UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD TOUR

Der Startschuss für die UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour in Partnerschaft mit The North Face Korea erfolgt diesen Freitag in der Schweiz. Eine Weltcup Veranstaltung vom 18.-20. Januar in den atemberaubenden Schweizer Alpen. Live Übertragung der Halb- und Finalrunden der Disziplinen Lead und Speed. Klicke hier für die Englische Version. “Saas-Fee ist ein Standort wie kein anderer,” erklärt Kurt Arnold, Präsident des Organisationskomitees der Schweizer Etappe der UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour. “Die Feriendestination Saas-Fee, mit seinen 4000ern, alpinem...

SAAS-FEE OPENS 2018 UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD TOUR

Switzerland is the first stop on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour partnered by The North Face Korea. World Cup event in the sublime Swiss Alps from 18-20 January. Livestreaming of semi-finals and finals in lead and speed. Click here for German version “This is a location unlike any other in the world,” explains Kurt Arnold, President of the Organising Committee for the Swiss leg of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour. “We have the resort of Saas-Fee, the 4000m...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: WHEN THE UIAA PUBLISHED THE LIST OF THE 3000ERS OF THE PYRENEES

Throughout its near 86 years of history, the UIAA has led a number of pioneering achievements in the world of climbing and mountaineering. From the creation of its Safety Label and Safety Standards in the 1960s through several groundbreaking ethical declarations over the course of the following decades, its international standards for rock climbing grades and role at the forefront of mountain protection, the UIAA has always worked with the interest of mountaineers and the...

TIME TO BREAK THE ICE!

The resort of Malbun, Liechtenstein hosted the first official ice climbing competition of 2018 with the staging of the annual UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships from 5-7 January. The event provided an opportunity for the next generation of athletes to display their talent. The competition was organised by UIAA member federation Liechtensteiner Alpenverein LAV. Results and photos can be found here. [caption id="attachment_69497" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Action from the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships. Photo: UIAA/Michael...

PHOTOS AND RESULTS: 2018 UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships concluded earlier today in Malbun, Liechtenstein. The annual event was organised by UIAA member federation Liechtensteiner Alpenverein LAV Results can be found here. And here in PDF format. Photos can be found here. Photos copyright: UIAA/Michael Zanghellini Speed winners: Female U16 Olga Vylegzhanina (RUS) U19 Valeriia Bogdan (RUS) U22 Diana Galimova (RUS) Male U16 Danila Bikulov (RUS) U19 Nikita Glazyrin (RUS) U22 Anton Sukharev (RUS) Lead winners: Female U16 Evgeniia Iashkova (RUS) U19 Valeriia Bogdan (RUS) U22 Sina Goetz (SUI) Male U16 Maksim Reshetnikov (RUS) U19 Louna Ladevant (FRA) U22 Lukas Goetz  (SUI) The team competition was...

HOW TO FOLLOW THE UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

The annual UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships take place in Malbun, Liechtenstein on 6-7 January. The event will be organized by UIAA member federation Liechtensteiner Alpenverein. The World Youth Championships are a fundamental aspect of the UIAA’s commitment to the future of ice climbing and present a perfect opportunity for young ice climbers, aged from 14-22, to develop their skills and experience in a competition environment. The event will take place shortly before the UIAA Ice Climbing...

DEALING WITH EYE PROBLEMS IN EXPEDITIONS

Visual loss in the wilderness setting is potentially fatal. Firstly it may be a warning sign of a serious systemic problem and secondly the patient may lose their functional independence and ability to respond to objective danger. The issues discussed in the UIAA MedCom paper #20, Eye Problems in Expeditions (available in English, Czech, German, Italian, Japanese and Persian) fall broadly into two categories, those that are unique to the high altitude setting and those that could happen...