Geothermal Ice Wall

Check this out……the take away is using a geothermal system for heating an indoor space (no fossil fuels) and then using the waste from that process (super-cold water) to form controlled walls of ice. One of the advantages of super-cold water is that it forms ice faster, so more control over shaping the surface.

http://inhabitat.com/minnesota-man-uses-geothermal-heating-system-to-build-soaring-ice-castles/

 

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2002 Quebec World Cup

This structure used in Quebec might inspire some ideas. Looks pretty cool, particularly the icicles and amount of ice used throughout.

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Various Ice Tower Links

Most are too small for what we are doing  but here are some interesting links to a few home-grown ice climbing towers.

Of interest to the ice competition, one article mentions the “Federal Aviation Administration mandatory light-height of 150 feet”.

This may be something the design will need to consider. Anyone know more about this?

http://www.alaskaalpineclub.org/IceWall/OtherIceWalls.html

http://www.indoorclimbing.com/iceclimbing.html

http://www.medeba.com/NewIceWall.html

http://www.sunjournal.com/oxford-hills/story/989399

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2011 World Champions

Here is a good overview of the recent World Cup. Check out the photos of the Busteni structure on the left hand side of the article.

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=37897

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2011 Saas-Fee World Cup

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Romanian World Cup

A link to some info on a Romania World Cup event.

http://www.romania-insider.com/ice-climbing-world-cup-stage-to-be-held-in-busteni-this-week/18168/

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Some Useful Videos of UIAA World Cup Events

The UIAA site:

http://www.theuiaa.org/ice_climbing_2011.html

http://www.theuiaa.org/ice_climbing_world_cup_2010.html

http://www.theuiaa.org/ice_climbing_history.html

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