The Mongolian National Climbing Federation has organized the State Ice Climbing Championship, Ice Challenge 2016, in Nairamdal International Children’s Center on January 21 and 22.
Over 80 climbers from Ulaanbaatar and provinces competed in the speed and technique categories of the championship.
The first State Ice Climbing Championship was held in 2011 at the frozen Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall in Uvurkhangai Province by the initiation of State Honored Athlete G.Usukhbayar.
Organizers of the State Ice Climbing Championship 2016 explained that the event was delayed and held in 2017 due to bad weather conditions.
The highlight of this year’s championship was the launch of a 15-meter artificial ice wall in Nairamdal, which was used for the competitions instead of a natural ice formation like previous years.
The championship aims to sharpen the skills and experience of Mongolian climbers and give opportunities to new athletes.
Results of the Ice Challenge 2016:
|Men’s adult (speed)|
|Gold||N.Kherlen||Sutain Bor Club|
|Silver||D.Otgonkhuu||UB Hiking Club|
|Women’s adult (speed)|
|Bronze||B.Otgonchimeg||Erdenet Uuliin Kholboo Club|
|Men’s senior (speed)|
|Gold||Ch.Mandakhbayar||Healthy Mongol Hiking Club|
|Silver||Ts.Nyalkhbayar||Mongol Daatgal LLC|
|Bronze||B.Mandakh||UB Hiking Club|
|Women’s senior (speed)|
|Gold||G.Gerelchimeg||Erdenet Uuliin Kholboo Club|
|Silver||E.Enkhzul||Mongol Daatgal LLC|
|Bronze||B.Buyankhishig||UB Hiking Club|
|Men’s masters (speed)|
|Gold||Ch.Bat-Erdene||Mountain Guide Federation|
|Silver||N.Tugsbayar||Nairamdal International Children’s Center|
|Bronze||J.Byambasuren||Khairkhan Traveler Club|
|Women’s masters (speed)|
|Gold||T.Sarangerel||Erdenet Uuliin Kholboo Club|
|Silver||M.Oyunchimeg||UB Hiking Club|
|Bronze||Ts.Battsengel||Erdenet Uuliin Kholboo Club|
|Men’s adult (technique)|
|Gold||D.Enkhbaatar||Access in Accessible Alpine Club|
|Silver||O.Sainjargal||Sutain Bor Mountaineering Club|
|Bronze||N.Munkh-Erdene||Nairamdal International Children’s Center|
|Women’s adult (technique)|
|Silver||Ch.Angarag||Mongol Daatgal LLC|
|Bronze||E.Uranbolor||UB Hiking Club|
|Gold||Erdenet Uuliin Kholboo Club|
|Silver||Healthy Mongol Hiking Club|
|Bronze||UB Hiking Club|