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...

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE AT THE FORE IN UIAA COURT

During the 2017 UIAA General Assembly, a new era was heralded for the UIAA Court. Pierre Humblet, already a Court member, succeeded Bettina Geisseler as Court President and was joined by three new elected delegates in Denis Poncelin, Franz Stämpfli and Marco del Zotto. The UIAA Court representatives all have a strong professional background in various aspects of law and of the mountaineering world. According to its Statutes, the UIAA Court decides about: a) conflicts of competence and other...

Registration for UIAA European Cup in France now open

Athletes and member federations are informed that registration for January's UIAA Ice Climbing European Cup event in Champagny/L'Argentière-la-Bessée is now open. The event will be held from 11-13 January and follows on from successful competitions in Domzale, Slovenia and Bratislava, Slovakia. Organised for the first time this season, the four European Cup events offer athletes both the chance to maintain their form for the World Cup season, starting mid January, and for younger and debutant competition ice...

UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour to feature live on Olympic Channel

The UIAA is delighted to confirm that action from the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour will be livestreamed on the Olympic Channel to a global audience. Ice climbing made its debut on the Olympic Channel during last February's UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France. Livestreaming on the Olympic Channel of the semi-finals and finals of the pinnacle event of the season allowed viewers worldwide to watch the lead and speed competitions and helped introduce...

PROMOTION OF THE UIAA SAFETY LABEL IN INDIA

The UIAA Safety Label is truly global with equipment accredited on all continents. However, different parts of the world face specific challenges, and in some areas the interest in, and need for, the UIAA Safety Label is on the rise—notably in Asia where the UIAA logo is becoming an important symbol for quality in the manufacturing process of mountaineering and climbing gear. In the first of a series of talks at major conferences across Asia, Amit Chowdhury...

UIAA PRESENCE IN ROME FOR MOUNTAIN PARTNERSHIP GLOBAL MEETING

UIAA Executive Board member Pier Giorgio Oliveti, UIAA Mountain Protection Commission President Dr Carolina Adler and UIAA Honorary Member Ang Tshering Sherpa represented the International Climbing and Mountaineering federation at the fifth Mountain Partnership Global Meeting, on 11-13 December at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FOA) of the United Nations headquarters in Rome, Italy. The meetings which coincided with Monday’s International Mountain Day (IMD) focused on the challenges and opportunities in sustainable mountain development and helped...

Alpine Club of Canada’s International Mountain Day gift

To mark 2017's International Mountain Day, the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) offered a very generous gift to the mountaineering community - free access to the 110-year archive of the Canadian Alpine Journal. The Canadian Alpine Journal has been the flagship publication of the ACC for 110 years. It has been the permanent record of alpine ascents in Canada and by Canadians abroad since 1907. The ACC is pleased to offer the entire 110 years of the CAJ...

ANGELIKA RAINER AND LOUNA LADEVANT MAKE EARLY STATEMENTS

Conceived as a means to provide athletes with even more opportunities to climb in a competitive environment, the early rounds of the inaugural UIAA Ice Climbing European Tour have proved extremely popular. On 3 December, Domžale, Slovenia officially opened the UIAA Ice Climbing season with 45 athletes from 12 countries gracing a well received competition. Italy’s Angelika Rainer, twice UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour winner in lead, and second overall during the most recent season, claimed...