The Russian aggression against Ukraine has been going on for more than a year. For the Ukrainian climbing community it is another year of struggle to fulfill their dreams and achieve their sporting goals. The Polish Mountaineering Association in cooperation with Skarpa Bytom-Rozbark through the PZA4UA action is trying to raise funds to enable the athletes of the National Team of Ukraine in sport climbing to continue their training, participate in international competitions and secure their basic needs. The action has been awarded the Fair Play distinction of the Polish Olympic Committee.
Who do we help?
The athletes of the National Team of Ukraine in sport climbing, who represent their homeland in three disciplines: bouldering, lead climbing and speed climbing. They train at sports centers in Bytom, Wrocław, Kraków and Tarnów. The war forced them to leave their homes and families, some of the climbing facilities were irretrievably destroyed. The national team is made up of adults, but also underage athletes who are away from their loved ones.
Who is helping?
The campaign is run by the Polish Mountaineering Association in cooperation with Skarpa Bytom-Rozbark. So far, financial support has been obtained from the Polish Olympic Committee and UIAA member clubs Chinese Taipei Mountaineering and the Latvian Alpinist Association. You can also help! Support the campaign by making a donation to the Zrzutka organized for specific international competitions. This way you will help the athletes of the Ukrainian National Team to win medals for their country. And almost every trip to a competition ends this way. Every amount makes a difference!
Achievements of Ukrainian athletes in international competitions since the beginning of the campaign: