Highlights from the first UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup event of the season supported by The North Face Korea.59 athletes from 12 countries took part in the weekend’s activities in front of a passionate and knowledgeable local crowd.
Pulsating. The second leg of the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour offered a stunning display of power, determination, speed and technique. The weekend’s action witnessed as many twists and turns as the tempestuous local weather.
Cheongsong, South Korea played host to Round 2 of the competition which welcomed over 100 athletes from 18 countries and a large crowd ignored the erratic elements to enthusiastically lend their support.
In the men’s disciplines, two different athletes claimed gold medals as the competition intensifies ahead of the final two rounds of the competition in the European Alps. In the women’s event things were more straight forward as Maria Tolokonina continued her peerless domination in both lead and speed.