January 22, 2010 BALTICUM 2010
THE 52. BALTIC STATES MOUNTAINEERING CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
Lithuanian mountaineers convincingly won 1st place.
All competition results find here
- I Lithuania - 99
- II Latvia - 53
- III Estonia - 6
Mart 18, 2010 New board of LAA
New board of LAA, elected by Members Meeting on 18 Mart, 2010
- Normunds Reinbergs, president - Climbing sport centre
- Māra Vilciņa - Pupils and youth sport tourism club "Kalva-Doss"
- Jānis Ķimenieks - Latvian Alpinists and travelers association
- Edgars Šāblis - Latvian Alpinists and travelers association
- Viesturs Smildziņš - BJC Daugmale
- Pēteris Kūlis - Latvian High Mountains club
- Aiga Briežkalne - Riga's Pupils palace
- Jānis Brūveris - association "Remoss"
- Santa Tabulevica - Industrial Rope Access company "Falkors"
Mart 17, 2010
The first Trad Climbing Meeting, in Ceresole Reale, Orco valley
"The Club Alpino Accademico Italiano(CAAI), with the sponsorship of Club Alpino Italiano,
is organising from september 19 to 25, 2010, the first Trad Climbing Meeting, international event, in Ceresole Reale, Orco valley.
The objective is to allow the communication of experiences among international climbers, promote climbing and in particular its Trad style, as well as Orco Valley, a privilege site for this activity.
Climbers from the various climbing federations will be invited, up to 2 per nation, for a maximum of 60 participants. They will be assisted by host climbers in selecting proper climbs and locations.
Climbing days will end with thematic slideshows, open to the public."
More info find here
Mart 12 2010 Latvian Alpinists asociation critical viewpoint on UIAA
By this letter we would like to critically consider UIAA work from a viewpoint of a small
federation. We are sure that other UIAA members are of a similar opinion. By uniting our
efforts we are likely to make UIAA a better organization, which is more appropriate to
interests of its members. The Latvian Alpinist Association (LAS) is ready to listen to a d
summarize your opinions to prepare a single position for the forthcoming UIAA General
Full letter text are to be found here
Mart 2010 Atis Plakans don't meet contract terms
In November of 2009 LAA received a letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, which informed us that Atis Plakans didn't pay off for provided services with company Dostuk trekking Ltd. during expedition on peak Lenin on summer 2009.
Since that time LAA several times communicated to Dostuk trekking Ltd. director Nikolaj Shketnikov and Atis Plakans, but in spite of non-stop promises until this moment Atis Plakans had not been meet his obligations.
On 04.03.2010. LAA received following e-mail from Dostuk trekking Ltd.:
"He should be stopped in order not to let other people to be deceived.
I would ask you to put the information about this issue and other cases when Atis cheated people. Could we somehow bring an action against Atis in Latvian court?
I will publish the information about Atis on our web-site and on our mountain climbers web-sites."
LAA is making public that Atis Plakans company isn't member of association, but sudly LAA were receiving such kind letters and we have to answer on them.
Everyone should decide or choose to do business with that company, because this isn't the first case.
Letter with similar demands was received on 18.06.2009. as well from Asian trekking Ltd. Thukten Sherpa about expedition on Makalu.
Unfortunately LAA couldn't any way help casualty organisations as only to promote carry on negotiations and warn other climbers about current situation.
July 10 - 17, 2010 Climb legendary Mt Kazbek in Georgia
Youth invited to participate in a mountaineering expedition in Kazbek Gorge Mountains in Georgia (10-17 July 2010)
Participants between 16 and 30 years old are invited to a moutaineering expedition’s
week in the Kazbeki region in Georgia (Ascension of Mt Kazbek).
Young members from all UIAA associations are welcome to join this event.
Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a leader from their own federation.
This event is part of the Global Youth Summit, a series of international summer climbing camps and other mountaineering events for young people.
Please find the link of the information related to this event here
Also additional information and contact details are to be found
February 13, 2010 Sport climbing is now fully recognised by the IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ratified and recognised the
International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) during its the 122nd Plenary Session at Vancouver, Canada. As the President of the IFSC Marco Scolaris explains, this is a fundamental step for sport climbing in its bid to become an Olympic sport.
After a first provisional IOC recognition in 2007,
IFSC has now passed the two-year "observation period" with flying colours,
meaning that the road to the Olympics is now open. In short, we are now at a crucial
turning point in the history of this sport and it's now up to climbing itself to
seize the moment with courage and decisiveness.
As the IFSC President Marco Scolaris explains much depends on the choices and objectives
which sport climbing will take and reach.
Full interview with IFSC President Marco Scolaris look here
November 21 2009, BALTICUM 2009
On November 21 in Lithiania Shaltupis were clarified Mountaineering Championship of the Baltic States of 2009 winners.
With big predominance 92.25 points among Baltic state competition 1st place won Lithuania,
Latvia with points 34.5 took on 2nd place, 3rd Estonia with 10.25 points.
All results look here
August 15, 2009
Riga club Traverss climbers has returned from Fan mountains, a brief summary of the trip:
peak Severnaya 4027m of N-ridge 2B *, peak Alaudin 4134m S-buttress 4A and S-wall 4B,
peak Chapdara 5049m N-ridge 2B, Energia 5120m by N-ridge 2B, peak "Borcov za mir" by S-kontroforsu 3A.
More info look here
* All route categories by the Russian classification
July 3, 2009 CLIMBING BANNED AT KLÖVERBERGET!
The landowner of Klöverberget has today banned climbing at the cliff for the time being. The access situation turned sensitive in mid June (see the news 15.6.2009: 'Klöverberget access issue') when a group of Russian climbers were acting noisy at the cliff. Today a group of Russian and/or Latvian climbers (country identified from their cars' register plates) walked over the field to the cliff. This is absolutely forbidden during the growing season. For not to making the situation worse, do not go to the cliff!
More info look www.slouppi.net
May 30, 2009. Climbing Worldcup (B) - Wien (AUT) 2009
May 29-30 in Wien passed bouldering world cup round, where successfully took part Latvian climber Rolands Rugens.
With result (2t2 4b6) he got in semi-final roud among twenty the best athlets.
Semi-final round (1t4 3b3) and Rugens stayed on 19th place.
For all results look here
April 2, 2009. International Climbers Meet held in Indian Creek
LAA has received invitation from American Alpine Club’s:
We’d like to invite your federation to nominate two climbers from your country to take part in the 2nd annual American Alpine Club’s (AAC) International Climbers Meet held in Indian Creek, Utah during the days of October 1-12, 2009. Indian Creek, with endless splitters of all sizes and lengths, offer challenges of endurance and strength and has been a worldwide climbing destination for over three decades. With world class camping it is an idyllic location for the American Alpine Club’s 2009 International Climbing Meet.
We strongly encourage that your selection consists of a male and a female and that they be able to lead 5.10, E2, or French 6b.
The deadline for all registrations is July 1st, 2009.
The AAC International Climbers Meet will be an unforgettable event and we very much hope that your federation will be able to nominate two representatives because this is one you won’t want to miss!
Steve Swenson President and Phil Powers Executive Director
December 22, 2008. Balticum 2008
Baltic States Mountaineering Championship
The evaluation of climbing reports of the championship will take place
on 17 January 2009 in Tartu (The location will be determined later).
The championship and award ceremony will be held on 17 January 2009 at 18.00 in Tartu University Cafe.
address: Ülikooli 20, Tartu, Estonia.
Management of the championship is organized by Mountaineering Club Firn.
Chief Judge of the championship is Kalev Muru. Second Estonian judge is Jaan Künnap.
Additional information at www.firn.ee/balticum and email@example.com
Balticum 2008 regulation
March 8-15, 2009
The Norwegian Alpine Club (NTK) is inviting two climbers
from each UIAA member federation to take part in an international winter
meet in the Lofoten islands, in the north of Norway, from March 8-15, 2009.
The theme for the meet is adventure, and the area has a lot
of potential for new routes. There are even rumours that some peaks have not
been ascended in winter. The conditions are good for climbing ice falls,
Scottish-style mixed and granite rock climbing.
The local club, Lofoten Tindeklubb, will offer traditional
northern Norwegian hospitality above the Arctic Circle. They will
international guests to Norwegian-style climbing, help them
find good routes
and organise local transport by car or boat. Participants
should be experienced climbers who can look after themselves in a
NTK will pay for accommodation, meals and local transport,
so the only thing guests need to organise themselves is their travel
arrangements to the Lofoten Islands. The closest airport is Svolvær Lufthavn,
but you can also fly to Harstad/ Narvik Lufthavn, which is a couple of
hours' drive from the venue. The hosts will pick you up from either airport.
April 19, 2008
IFSC Climbing Worldcup 2008
Rolands Ruģens started at IFSC Climbing Worldcup bouldring round which passed at Hall (AUT) on 18-19.04.2008.
The first attempt at so high rank competition with result 1 top with 2 tries and 3 bonus with 12 tries did not allowed to qualify for semifinal round and gave him 72th palce from 82 competitors
Mart 28, 2008
Latvian 6th Himalayas expedition, on account of problems in Tibet and China's veto for all foreign
expeditions to climb up Mount Everest until May 10, they changed plans and will try goto Makalu(8463 m). This decision to change the expedition target been accredited by Nepal.
For more info look here
February 7, 2008
Latvian expedition on Mt.Everest
Aprīlī Latvian mountaineers team going to go to Himalayas expedition,
for trying to make ascent on world the highest summit - Mount Everest (8850m).
Everest expedition initiator and leader Atis Plakans and his team Līga Plakane, Edijs Šadauskis, Pēteris Tomiņš and Normunds Lisovskis.
It will be 6th Latvian national Himalayas expedition. They will climbs up from China-Tibet side by northern ridge route. A.Plakans will try reach summit without using extra oxygen.
Before Everest summit from Latvia reached three mountaineers. Teodors Ķirsis and Imants Zauls climbed up on May 14, 1995 from China, but Ilgvars Pauls on May 27, 1997 from Nepal.
January 26, 2008
26th Jaunuary the Latvian mountaineers by the classical route from base camp Plaza de Mulas (4250 m), reached South America the higest summit Aconcagua (6962 m). Summit has reached by: Valts Vigants, Rolands Laveikis, Varis Peisenieks, Vadims Jerosenko, Aldis Apsenieks and Andris Malaševskis. For more info about expedition
January 26, 2008
Balticum 2007 XLIX Baltic States Mountaineering
Championship 2007. Competition held on Climbing, Technical, High mountain and Mountain trekking categories. All results
Latvian Championship 2007. All results
Latvian difficulty lead climbing competition
Where: TTI gym climbing wall, Lomonosova str. 1.
Latvian Mountaineer Championship 2010