Saturday, March 18, 2006

Ice Climbing

Berger and Papert take Ice Climbing Cup

Austria's Harald Berger and Germany's Ines Papert have won the 2006 World Ice Climbing Cup, at the final stage of the competition held in Hemsedal, Norway over the 4-5th of March 2006.

Winning the final competition of the Ice Climbing World Cup in Hemsedal, Norway, Austria's Harald Berger and Germany's Ines Papert secured their places as the world's best ice climbers.

Berger had held a slight lead over the Swiss climber Simon Wandeler going into last week's competition.

Berger flashed the final M10+ line of natural rock and ice, winning the day and finishing the season with three outright wins and two ties.

Papert streaked ahead of her competitors early on the competition, cruising to victory in the final round.

Papert is certainly the top female climber in the world at the moment. Apart from winning the World Cup, of this year’s competitions--she one all five.

Source: Ice Climbing