The IFSC pays tribute to Philippe Ligerot

It was with a heavy heart that the Fédération Française de la Montagne et de l'Escalade (FFME) announced the death of Philippe Ligerot last Thursday.

The accident happened last Wednesday. Philippe and his client were swept away by an avalanche in the valley of Narreyroux in Puy St Vincent (France).

Philippe was a very experienced mountain guide, he was also the organizer of the IFSC Lead World Cup in Briançon.

Philippe was a figure of the city of Briançon who will be deeply missed by all those who shared his passion for mountain and climbing.

Our sympathies go out to his family and relatives.


The World Games 2017: new event dates

The International World Games Association and the Wroclaw Organising Committee (WOC) announced new dates for The World Games 2017 event. Instead of the previously announced period from 03 to 13 August, The World Games will be held from 20th to 30th July 2017.

This new schedule will prevent The World Games from any conflict of dates with other major events and give the advantage to be gained from having better media coverage.

Stay tuned for any updates regarding The World Games 2017.



Snapshot of the PanAmerican Youth Championship - Mexico

From November 26th to 30th were held the PanAmerican Youth Championship in Mexico City. Organized by the Federación Mexicana de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada,  this major continental event gathered 10 nations and 328 athletes registered in the three disciplines (Boulder, Lead and Speed). Discover the results and dive into the amazing atmosphere of the PanAmerican Youth Championship by clicking on the following links.


The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw/Poland: Daily schedule announcement

The International World Games Association announced the daily schedule of the sports program for the 10th edition of these games in Wroclaw/Poland 2017. After the Opening Ceremony on 3 August, the spectators can experience six sports on the first of the ten competition days (4 August). Air Sports, Dance Sport, Finswimming, Life Saving, Roller Sports and Sports Climbing are scheduled to start on Day One of The World Games 2017.


Marietta Uhden goodbye

"With a typical female discretion Marietta was one of those athletes who did not miss an event for more than 15 years, and she almost never missed a final! 10 times German Champion in lead and 2 in Bouldering, she collected medals in 1997, bronze at the World Championship in Paris, and bronze again in the European Championship, in Munich, in 2000, when she also got a gold medal in the Bouldering World Cup in Munich again (her hometown). She concluded her career with an excellent bronze medal at the 2005 World Games, in Duisburg.

She passed away on November 2014, a sad loss for the climbing community."

Marco Scolaris, President, IFSC


2015 Climbing Circuit: the Calendar has been revealed

The IFSC has just revealed its 2015 Calendar. With 20 events in 15 different cities, the IFSC climbing circuit will start in May and end in November with the traditional IFSC World Cup in Kranj, Slovenia.

For the first time the IFSC World Cup series will stop in Stavanger, Norway for a Lead World Cup, and Arco will host the World Youth Championships in the 3 disciplines (Boulder, Lead, Speed).

The IFSC has also announced the following competitions that are now part of the 2016 Calendar:

  • University World Championships, Shanghai (CHN), 12-16 October 2016
  • IFSC World Youth Championships, Guangzhou (CHN), 20-25 October 2016

Do not hesitate to check regularly the Calendar on the IFSC website, where you will find the updated list of events.


The DAV broke ground on its new climbing centre

The new DAV-Climbing and Bouldering Centre München-Nord will be finished in 2015. In Munich-Freimann, one of the most modern climbing facilities in the world has been erected. The center, with 3,800 square meters of climbing and bouldering surfaces, is expected to open its doors by April 2015.

250 indoor climbing routes

With 1 900 square meters, the indoor climbing areas will be home to 250 climbing routes. An indoor bouldering facility of 800 square meters will please the many followers of this trend sport. A separate kids' climbing and play area with many age-appropriate attractions will open for the next generation. In the outdoor complex, an indoor rock climbing area is planned with approximately 1,100 square meters of climbing surface and is currently in the first phase of construction.

An outdoor bouldering area, which is connected to the indoor boulder hall, will be completed in the next phase of construction. The outdoor area will also include a competition arena that can host over 2,000 spectators. The bistro area with its large roof terrace invites to relax. Visitors enjoy the beautiful views of the outdoor enclosure.

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"A dream comes true"

After almost a decade of planning, "DAV Kletter- und Boulderzentren München e.V.” and the participating sportsclub "SC München - Freimann 1950 e.V." called this a "long cherished dream finally coming true. Right next to the climbing and bouldering facility the partner SC München - Freimann 1950 e.V. will offer other sports such as tennis and soccer. A key part of the joint project is the multi-purpose gym, which will be used by both clubs.

You can check on the progress here:

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Rock Master Festival certified ISO 201221:13 for sustainable event management

Some months ago the association Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Arrampicata Sportiva Arco srl, as the organiser and manager of the Rock Master Festival sports event, undertook the necessary steps to receive UNI ISO 20121:2013 certification for sustainable events management. Sustainable events management takes into account a series of environmental, social, and economic factors that include all those who, for various reasons, are involved in the event: employees, volunteers, sponsors, athletes, competition judges, suppliers of goods and services, sports clubs, public and private enterprises,  spectators, and local citizens.

After evaluation by the regulatory body DNV GL before, during, and after the event, SSD Arrampicata Sportiva Arco srl received official certification of sustainable management for the Rock Master Festival. This is one of the first sport events in Italy to be certified in accordance to the UNI ISO 20121:2013 norm.

This result represents not an end but a basis on which to promote sport climbing and the Alto Garda Trentino territory.

The certificate was awarded with DNV GL, the company that evaluated our performance and also with Trento-based Master Net srl, who accompanied us throughout the entire certification process. This encounter provided the opportunity to analyse the event data and also the results of 130 questionnaires answered during the event aimed at finding out more about opinions regarding environmental, social, and economical issues.

The IFSC congratulates SSD Arrampicata Sportiva Arco srl on their exemplary model of sustainable event management. You make our sport proud!

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