Ice Climbing World Championships – 4 & 5/02/2017

Ice Climbing World Championships – 4 & 5/02/2017

Armed with ice axes and crampons, the world’s top 110 ice climbers meet in Champagny-en-Vanoise to take on the Ice Tower.

The key element of the competition is the 25m high iced metal structure, the climbers’ vertical climbing frame for the 2 disciplines: “Speed”, a Spiderman-style sprint, and “Lead”, where endurance and strength win the day. The French athletes will be present and are sure to shine on their training structure.

Ice climbing world Championships are the last stage of the international competition season, organised by Champagny Glace montagne, l’UIAA et la FFCAM.



Petra Klinger from Switzerland climbing championships winner is willing to get a second title in ice climbing.

Favourites :
Men : Park HeeYong (KOR), Glatthard Yannick (SWI), Kuzovlev Nikola (RUS), Dengin Alexey (RUS), Tomilov Maxim (RUS)
Women : SONG Han Na Rai (KOR), SHIN Woonseon (KOR), Mc Swiggan Eimir (IRL), Rainer Angelika (ITA), Tolokonina Maria (RUS), Edler Mariia (RUS)

Speed : Russian domination
Men : russians : Kartashev Vladimir, Batushev Pavel, Proshchenko Radomir, Kuzovlev Nikolai, Kolchegoshev Kirill
Women : russians  Tolokonina Maria, Koshcheeva Ekaterina, Feoktistova Ekaterina, Gallyamova Nadezhda, Filippova Maryam

M.Joye, member of the CIO is coming




Friday 3rd february 2017
7pm : opening ceremony in Champagny en Vanoise

Saturday 4th february 2017
from 8am to 12 : lead qualifications
from 2.30pm to 4pm : speed qualifications
from 7.30pm to 9.30pm : lead semi finals

Sunday 5th february 2017
from 9am to 12.30pm : Speed final
from 3.30pm to 5.30pm : lead final
6pm : Award ceremony



Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th february 2017
from 10am to 4pm :
– Activities for kids from 6yrs in the ice village, games on snow and exhibitions to discover the univers of ice.
– ice climbing discovery for kids from 10 yrs (depending on the conditions)
-magical show of soap bubbles and acrobatic wanderings
Restauration, hot and cold drinks


Information : Plagne Tourisme Champagny en Vanoise

0033 4 79 55 06 55 –



The organizers


The association « Champagny Glace Montagne » an affiliated club to the FFCAM (Fédération Française des Clubs Alpins de Montagne) is born in 2011. After the organization of the two World Cup in 2013 and 2015, it’s the World Championships “eites” and “youth” that the association “CGM” organize in Champagny.

Supported by the FFCAM, the tourist office of Champagny, the municipal services and the Tourist office of Grande Plagne (OTGP), our structure is going to have to count on the mobilization of all his believers and devoted volunteers without whom nothing would be possible.
We count on each one of you to help us, in particular by establishing a big and enthusiast audience from the opening ceremony until the finales so that the atmosphere fits the event.

Denis TATOUD – CGM president


The amount of follower concerning ice climbing and Dry tooling do not stop progressing within the French “federation française des clubs alpins et de montagne” (ffcam), the practice ice climbing and dry tooling are inescapable gateways towards classic practices of mountain sports as the alpinsime.
With: its gatherings leisure activities (the ICE Ecrins, meetings of ice climbing of”haute Maurienne”…), its national team on the circuit ICE World CUP, its international reference competition on Champagny en Vanoise, the FFCAM contribute to structure this activity in France and on the international stage.

Luc THIBAL – National technical director of the FFCAM


The 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Championship hosted in Champagny-en-Vanoise (FRANCE) promises action of the best athletes from each participating nation of the World Tour. We want the 2017 highlight of the season to serve as a standard for future world cups and world championships, and possibly to lead the sport of ice climbing towards Olympic inclusion hereafter.

Frits VRIJLANDT – UIAA President