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NEWS: The UIAA Ice Climbing European and World Tour 2021/22 - Report

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 UKC News 01 Feb 2022

The 2021/22 UIAA European Tour kicked off in November. After the cancellation of last season (apart from a single competition in France) it was amazing to have the competition circuit back up and running at last. The GB Ice Climbing Team, consisting of four athletes - Caitlin Connor, Matt Foot, Willis Morris and Neil Blake - had been training hard throughout the past year of the pandemic in the anticipation that this year's season would go ahead as planned.

 

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 patsaunders 01 Feb 2022
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Nice write up and well done Team GB!

In reply to patsaunders:

Thanks pat ! 

 Tom Green 02 Feb 2022
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Awesome! Sounds like a blast. Great work all!

 Jeff Ingman 02 Feb 2022
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Nice write up Neil, sounds great. Still can't quite understand why there's no financial support for serious, commited competitors.

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 Le Sapeur 02 Feb 2022
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Is eating your ice axe a new thing?

 Rampart 02 Feb 2022
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>  Is eating your ice axe a new thing?

For want of a third hand!

 treesrockice 03 Feb 2022
In reply to Le Sapeur:

> Is eating your ice axe a new thing?

Know as pirate technique or swashbuckling style (SS) as a man on Shackleton's expedition (of shady sea origins) used to swing off their boat from a rope with an ice axe in his mouth to break up or push away smaller icebergs. This represents the earliest form of DTS development.

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Good report Neil, great to see the younger set not getting big comp nerves and achieving. Maybe give head dives a miss at the hole in Masson!

See you sometime.

Chris

 mmmhumous 03 Feb 2022
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Great work from the team Team GB athletes!


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