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Climbing For All

Project/Policy/Event title:

Climbing for All

Implementation date:

2006

Project/Policy overview:

Climbing for All studies the positive impact of climbing on health. Studies are carried out on:

    • Fitness profiles of children over a period of 5 years at The Rock Junior competition in Arco di Trento
    • Morphology of climbers
    • Paraclimbing

Climbing offers a spontaneous and fun movement to everybody and gives them the opportunity to exercise, to improve the relationship with the environment and to decrease the risk of pathology related to sedentary life-style. “Climbing for All' is managed by the Medical Commission of IFSC.

Impact Assessment Report:

Many studies are carried on. For example: we monitored the World Championships’ athletes from Ekaterinburg 2006 to Arco 2011. 15 women and 50 men from 12 countries (age 18-50) with different types of physical disabilities (medical, blood examination, ECG, fitness test) were studied.

The Results are: during six years all the athletes were in healthy conditions. Their fitness tests were between fit and optimum. The integration of climbers and paraclimbers was very good, also because the competition areas were the same. We achieved the maximum in Arco 2011 (same areas and same time).

Conclusions: The International Federation manages climbing and paraclimbing. The number of paraclimbers is increasing also in Youth and School competitions. We achieved a good relationship between people with disability and their own environment. Many disable people increased their work opportunity.

Contact Information:

Paola Gigliotti - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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