The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Finals for the first route will take place on Sunday, Jan. 11. 

Canadian Gord McArthur had his strongest finish at the international level with a three-way tie for 11th in the semi-finals. He was two spots out of competing in the finals. Nathan Kutcher had a strong qualifiers, but did not make it to the semi-finals. The Russisan brothers Maxim and Alexey Tomilov are heading into the finals in the top two spots while world champion Park HeeYong finished semis in fourth. “I spent eight hours in isolation, waiting to compete, but the energy was awesome and the route technical, heading to France now to train and then Romania later in the week for round two. About 70 per cent of the competitors were using modified (extended) tools,” said McArthur.

Nathan Kutcher will be competing in the speed climbing competition. Kutcher placed third at the speed competition at the Bozeman Ice Festival in March.

In the women’s lead competition, Song Han Na Rai finished first in the semi-finals.

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Men’s Semi-Finals

Rank Name Country BIB Route 1 Next Round
1 Tomilov Maxim RUS 41 Top (6.55) Yes
2 Tomilov Alexey RUS 40 Top (7.12) Yes
3 Kuzovlev Nikolay RUS 36 14.240 Yes
4 Park HeeYong KOR 28 14.230 Yes
5 Kwon YoungHye KOR 26 14.222 Yes
6 Sypavin Valentyn UKR 50 12.210 Yes
7 Han JungHee KOR 20 12.210 Yes
8 Lee KoangMin KOR 27 11.20 Yes
9 Seo JongKuk KOR 29 11.20 Yes
10 Proshchenko Radomir RUS 37 10.18 No
11 Vagin Alexey RUS 42 8.160 No
12 Jung WeonJo KOR 23 8.160 No
13 McARTHUR Gordon CAN 2 8.160 No

 

Women’s Semi-Finals

1 Song HanNaRai KOR 111 Top (5.39) Yes
2 Rainer Angelika ITA 106 Top (6.08) Yes
3 Hrozova Lucie CZE 102 Top (6.24) Yes
4 Tolokonina Maria RUS 126 Top (6.29) Yes
5 Shin WoonSeon KOR 110 Top (6.42) Yes
6 Filippova Maryam RUS 122 Top (6.45) Yes
7 Gallyamova Nadezhda RUS 123 11.250 Yes
7 Jeong WoonWha KOR 114 11.250 Yes
Gord McArthur competing in the semis Photo Nathan Kutcher

Gord McArthur competing in the semis Photo Nathan Kutcher

Maxim Tomilov helps sharpen the crampons of his brother Alexey Tomilov in Saas Fee Photo UIAA

Maxim Tomilov helps sharpen the crampons of his brother Alexey Tomilov in Saas Fee Photo UIAA

Song Han Na Rai Photo UIAA

Song Han Na Rai Photo UIAA

 

A stoked Gord McArthur in Korea

A stoked Gord McArthur in Korea

 

 


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