D-50 Paris World Championships Update

In just 48 days, 500 of the best Bouldering, Lead and Speed athletes from over 50 countries will compete in the pemier IFSC calendar event of the year: the 2016 Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships.


BMC changes its name to ‘Climb Britain’

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has announced that it launching a new era with a change of name. The IFSC member federation, which has been consistently represented in IFSC competitions, will from now on be ‘Climb Britain’, aiming “ to unite all members under one ‘Climb’ banner.”

The British Mountaineering Council has been representing the interests of hill walkers, mountaineers and climbers in Great Britain since 1944 and promises to continue to do so with its new name. Dave Turnbull, CEO since 2002 explained the change, stating “The word ‘climb’ is evocative, something ingrained in us as children when we climbed our first tree or hill.”

For more information, please see the BMC’s website.


First Villars World Cup

For the first time, the IFSC World Cup will travel to Villars, Switzerland, for the second Lead and fourth Speed event of the 2016 season.

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