During the recent UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Cheongsong, South Korea, the Youngone Corporation formally agreed to extend its partnership of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour until 2025. The South Korean-based company has been the longstanding partner of the World Tour since the early 2010s.
Since 2018, Outdoor Research has been the brand under the Youngone Corporation umbrella to serve as official partner of the World Tour. This will continue until the close of the 2024-2025 season.
In Cheongsong, Kihak Sung, Chairman of Youngone Corporation and UIAA President Peter Muir, met to discuss the extension of the partnership and the UIAA’s strategy for the World Tour over the coming seasons.
“We thank the Youngone Corporation and Chairman Sung for their continued and passionate support of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour. The recent World Cup event in Cheongsong, the first in Asia in 2020, represented something of a fresh start after the impact the Covid-19 pandemic had on international competitions. What was abundantly clear was the commitment, dedication and motivation from athletes, officials, member associations and YoungOne Corporation to continue developing the sport of ice climbing.”
Peter Muir – UIAA President