UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships 2022

World-class ice climbing is back to Saas-Fee

27 January 2022
From Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 January Saas-Fee (CH) hosts both the UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships and UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships.

The headline act is the biennial World Championships. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic most competition ice climbing over the past two years has taken place at a continental level. Only one World Cup event – in Kirov, Russia – was staged in 2021. The same venue hosted the last UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships in March 2019. On that occasion local athletes reigned supreme with Russia taking three of the four titles. In speed, Vladislav Iurlov and Maria Tolokonina took the crowns; Nikolai Kuzovlev won the men’s lead title with Korea’s Woonseon Shin victorious in the female event.

This coming week, an impressive cast of international athletes will contest the World Championships crowns. Livestreaming will be available from all finals (Speed, Lead – including Youth age categories as well as the Lead Semi-Finals) on the UIAA YouTube Channel as well as on Facebook.

More information on the official website.

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