Kirov - the final event of UIAA-2015 Ice Climbing World Cup

The Ice Climbing World Cup 2015 will show up the winners in Russia! Athletes from around the world will be challenging each other in Lead and Speed events.

Important Information for Kirov IWC-2015 participants!

>> Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dear Ice Climbers!
Would you take care of your VISA in advance, please.

It takes about 10 days for us to get official invitation from Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after your receipt.

To apply for official invitation we ask you to fulfill the FORM and send it to us, with enclosed scanned copies of your Passport (page with photo) and Health insurance, valid in Russia, to these e-mails:  &

Kirov is about 1000 km. from Moscow to the north-east, placed on Vyatka River in the middle of European part of Russia.
It is one of the biggest Trans Siberian Railway stations, half a million population.

You can fly to Kirov from Moscow airports Vnukovo or Domodedovo.
It is possible to come to Kirov also by train.

It is easy (and cheap) to get to Moscow subway from airports by train express.
It took about one hour.
It took one hour more to get to KOMSOMOL`SKAYA subway station,
where YAROSLAVSKIY VOKZAL (railway station to Kirov) is located.

There will be a train to Kirov departing 05 March at 20.00 p.m.
It is comfortable sleeping carriage, the climbers will have 14 hours trip by famous
Trans Siberian Railway, and the train will arrive to Kirov 06 March at 8.30 a.m.

06 March – Accommodation, briefing after breakfast, and Difficulty qualification.
07 March - Difficulty semifinals and Speed qualification.
08 March - Finals (Difficulty and Speed). Award ceremony.

There will be a train back to Moscow - departure 8 March at 20.30 p.m.,
and it will arrive to Moscow 9 March at 10.00 a.m.

Special order for ice climbers and coaches for 240 EURO:

1. Train Moscow - Kirov - Moscow  (2000km.)
2. Transfer Kirov railway station - Hotel "Sputnik" and back
3. Accommodation and meals 6-8 March (3 days & 2 nights)

Athletes have to pay additionally 50 EURO inscription fee!


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