Invitation Address


Dear Ice climbing athletes, officials, and climbers from all around the world. 

2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup will take place in Cheongsong, Korea. On behalf of Korean Alpine Federation, I invite all the athletes and officials around the world and want to express a hearty welcome to fans of Ice climbing.

Korean Alpine Federation has been hosting Ice Climbing World Cup in collaboration with Cheongsong County for the first time in Asia since 2011. And also we strive to promote mountain culture through Cheongsong Ice Climbing World Cup. We are going to start over our new challenge for the dream that Ice Climbing would be adopted as an Olympic Official Sport.

On this new base, Korean Alpine Federation exerts all possible efforts for wonderful event to encourage sincere sportsmanship at the Mecca of Winter Sports, Cheongsong.

I hope everyone could demonstrate his or her performance fully and develop skills through technical exchanges. We, Korean Alpine Federation will do our best with International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation and make this competition would be remembered to all of you. As Korean Alpine Federation is making a great effort to provide athletes an opportunity to show their full abilities and help the sport develop stronger, I ask all of you, participating officials as well as respective national athletes to come and enjoy this beautiful Korean winter festival together.

Lastly, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to Frits Vrijlandt, president of International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, Dongsoo Han, governor of Cheongsong County, Taesun Kang, president of Black Yak. I really appreciate it.

Thank you.

Jonggil, KIM
President of KAF 



Welcoming Address


I am honoured to have all visitors for 2018 Ice Climbing World Cup & Asian Championships held in our blessed land with beautiful nature, Cheongsong.

I would like to send special thanks to Firts Vrijlandt, president of UIAA, Injeong Lee, president of UAAA, Kim Jong Gil, President of KAF, for their enthusiastic support to hold 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup & Asian Championships in Cheongsong, Korea. We sincerely welcome again all the athletes and officials involved.

We have built a new competition wall for 2018 Ice Climbing World Cup & Asian Championships. I look forward to seeing all of you in good memories during this event.

Cheongsong County has turned itself into the Mecca of Mountaineering Sports through four distinct seasons. With pride in the accomplishments of hosting events, we will endeavor to hold the event successfully. Also along with undergoing the process of hosting this event until 2020, we hope base expansion of ice climbing by participating as an exhibition sport

in 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.

We are making big effort to enlarge convenient environment surrounding the new competition venue and complete building Cheongsong Ice Valley. Hopefully it makes a big progress for Cheonsong World Cup as a beloved event.

Lastly I express my gratitude to UIAA officials, athletes and other officials once again for their support to our event. I hope you all have best memories from Cheongsong County.

Thank you.