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Boulder difficulty wall in Solčava, Slovenija where the first competition of 2000/2001 has been on 27.and 28.th.January 2001. See how it was....

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Finals in the darkness
Not only being more difficult, the finals are often held in the evening when the visibility is not the best and the temperatures are low.

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Bohinj race Slovenija
This competition is the only one on a natural wall and was among the first in Europe.

Schedule for the winter 2000/2001 events:

World cup events:

  • Pitztal Austria 12.-14.January (difficulty - new construction)
  • Val D'Aone Italy 19.-21. January (boulder)
  • Saas Fee Switzerland 27.-28.January (indoor-mixed)
  • Chamonix France 2.-3. February (boulder)
  • Kirov Russia 8.-10. March (difficulty)
  • Non World cup events:

  • Austria open 16.-17.December 2000
  • Fournel Ice-climb gathering 10.-14.January 2001
  • Solčava Ice Extreme Slovenija 27.-28.January 2001 Pictures:
  • 3.Meeting of women ice climbers 28.1.-4.2. Italy E mail
  • Eis Total 2001 Alpinzentrum Rudolfshutte Austria 19.-21.1. If you want to see how it was at the event...
  • Bohinj Slovenija february speed race 2001
  • Lanzada Italy 3.-4. february info:Elio Parolini - 0342 / 45.32.18

    Final ranking of competitors in IWC 2000

    Here you can find results 1 hour after the race

    Web pages from the World Cup 2000

    Last year the ice climbing competitions were organized as the WORLD-CUP with same rules and ranking. A year later it is already obvious that the World Cup attracted many excellent climbers from all over the world, but also opened some problems that will have to be solved this season. New rules (especially the no leashes one) caused a lot of anger and long discussions even before the World cup started. During the competitions many climbers were complaining because of "crossing the "lines" that caused many disqualifications, sometimes in a very doubtful situation. Of course the rules would have to be respected, but from both sides. There was also a problem of security on the events as the competitors were not insured and in a case of an injury they had to pay for the medical care. I think medical care free of charge should always be there and not many kilometrs away. 

    You can find more information about the World Cup on the web site ICE-TIME.

    Ice climbing competitions have quite a long history - the first in Europe was in Courchevel, followed by the one in Bohinj, Slovenija in 1993 and many in Russia. Last year, a major step forward has been done by organizing the Ice Climbing World Cup. The event for the ice climbing world cup is difficulty, while speed races still exist as fun races and races out of the cup.



    This ice tower was the first of its kind in Europe

    Two towers are the pride of the Tyrollean vallee


    First boulder competition was held in 1999 above Cortina