In his latest video blog, Norwegian professional climber Magnus Midtbo visits the Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas Fee. There he was introduced to the art of ice climbing by none other than the reigning ice climbing world champion Petra Klingler.
In a gripping World Cup lead final, Petra Klingler sensationally won the gold medal on Saturday evening in Sass-Fee's "Ice Dome". Her teammate Franziska Schönbächler climbed onto the podium with her and finished third. Benjamin Bosshard secures the third Swiss medal. The only 19-year-old from Graubünden became vice world champion on his World Cup debut.
Last weekend, the 20 took place. Ice climbing World Cup held in Saas Fee. In a tense lead final, the Swiss Yannick Glatthard won his first World Cup title in front of a home crowd. In the competition we spoke with Pascal Brönimann of Outdoor Research, main sponsor of the event and manufacturer of technical equipment.