Highlights of the first day of the 2014 UIAA Ice World Cup in Cheongsong, Korea
Even world class athletes can feel the butterflies in their stomachs on the first day, in this case the first stage of the 2014 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Cheongsong, Korea.
This video diary captures the voices of athletes as they get set to compete in the first of a series of competitions that will take them from Korea, to Romania, France, Switzerland, Italy and Russia.
For Lucie Hrozova, it's like the first time ever.
For Janez Svoljšak, fresh from a recent victory in the UIAA Open North American Championships in Bozeman, Montana, it is the heartbreak of a broken pick axe.
And for Shin Woon Seon, there's nervousness but singular focus on the looming semi-final climb.
Filmed by Polished Project
Overnight edit by Wojtek Kozakiewicz/Lukasz Warzecha
Aerial footage by MountainTV