Urban Ice in Bad Gastein on Febuary 9th 2018 - CANCELLED*

A spectacular climbing event on a wall of ice in the town center of Bad Gastein.

In this exhilarating speed competition, 20 athletes going head-to-head conquer a thirty-meter-high, specially prepared vertical wall of ice, almost at double-time, in front of thousands of excited spectators.

 

Ice climbing is a fascinating sport, for the most part practiced by astonishingly well-conditioned athletes on lonely rock faces out in the mountains. Since 2012, "Urban Ice" has brought the passion of these sportsmen and -women out of the wilderness and into the town center of the internationally famous winter destination of Bad Gastein, in Salzburg, giving a wider public the opportunity to experience the fascination of ice climbing for themselves. The head-to-head format and display boards showing the athletes' times make this competition especially spectacular and exciting for spectators.

 

*Due to the changing weather conditions in January the Urban Ice climbing event was cancelled by the organising team for safety reasons.

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