From
20-22 January the Italian Valle di Daone will once again be in the
limelight of world ice climbing with the start of the Ice Climbing
World Cup Difficulty and Speed.

Ice Master World Cup Valle di
Daone 2006, the ice climbing spectacle! From Friday 20 to Sunday 22
January 2006 the Ice Climbing World Cup resides in Daone, the valley
located in the Trentino region of Northern Italy which has become
synonymous for world class competitions. As usual the competition venue
will be exceptional: the most incredible ice structure ever created,
something Daone and the entire ice climbing movement can justifiably be
proud of.

Three fun-packed and spectacular ice climbing days
await in Daone. Three days of celebrations and out-of-this world
competitions with the best ice climbers in the world battling for the
prestigious UIAA title. Many fans will be there to cheer them on and to
admire the classic „La Sportiva Ice Meeting Pareti di Cristallo“, which
this year celebrates its 8th anniversary on more than 140 icefalls in
the valley. Furthermore, in the wake of last year's success, the
special „Educational“ will once again teach schoolchildren the natural
beauties of Valle di Daone by bringing them into direct contact with
the mountain environment.

So Valle di Daone, after three World
Cup editions and last year's European and World Ice Championship Ice
Boulder, will once again take the driving seat of ice climbing
competitions with the first stage of the Ice World Cup 2006 Difficulty
and Speed. And once again the Pareti di Cristallo Committee is headed
by the newly elected president Romolo Ghezzi, who is flanked by an army
of volunteers, Maurizio Gallo, the ice structure engineer and Riccardo
Milani, the organisational director of the event. They are the life and
soul of this great international happening which renders Daone one of
the most important ice climbing centers in the world.

Will the
2005 World and European Champions Harald Berger and Ines Papert manage
to repeat last year's success? Will there be the same exciting
superfinal, which saw the Austrian and German beat the Italian Herbert
Klammer and the Russina Natalia Koulikova right at the last moment? One
thing is certain: in what is reputed to be the world's most beautiful
ice climbing competition exciting moments abound. Come here to believe
it!

Three days of international sport, ice climbing and nature
await in an amazing mountain environment, as does the proverbial
welcome and hospitality of the entire Valle di Daone.

All information, photos and videos on: www.daoneicemaster.it

Siehe auch:
www.daoneicemaster.it
www.planetmountain.com