Member Federations

Algeria

Fédération Algérienne du ski et des sports de montagne (FASSM)

President: Amar KADOUCHE
Secretary General: Hacène Gaouaoui

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Continental

Andorra

Federació Andorrana de Muntanyisme (FAM)

President: Jaume ESTEVE
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Argentina

Federación Argentina de Ski y Andinismo (FASA)

President: Mariano RODRIGUEZ GIESSO
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Full

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Armenia

Armenia Alpine Club

President: Mkhitar MKHITARYAN
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Continental

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Australia

Sport Climbing Australia (SCA)

Director: Romain THEVENOT
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Full

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Austria

Österreichischer Alpenverein (ÖAV)

President: Dr. Peter GRAUSS
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Observer

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Austria

Kletterverband Österreich (KVÖ)

President: Dr. Eugen BURTSCHER
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Full

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Azerbaijan

Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan (AAESFA / FAIREX)

President: Hussein BAGHIROV
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Full

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Belarus

Belarus Alpine Federation (BAF)

President: Alexander GODLEVSKIY

IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

Belgium

Climbing & Mountaineering Belgium (CMBEL)

President: Paul VERZELE
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Bolivia

Federación Boliviana de Ski y Andinismo (FEBSA)

President: Vania Josefina CASSAS
Secretary General: José Maria VARGAS

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mountaineering Union of Bosnia - Herzegovina (PSBIH)

President: Ermin LIPOVIC
Secretary General: Miralem HUSANOVIC

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

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Botswana

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Developing Continental

Brazil

Associação Brasileira de Escalada Esportiva (ABEE)

President: Janine CARDOSO
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Bulgaria

Bulgarian Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (BCMF)

President: Petko TOTEV
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Cambodia

Cambodia Climbing Federation (CCF)

President: Choun SOVANDY
Secretary General: Seam RORN

IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Continental

Cameroon

Association Des Sports De Montagne Et D’Escalade (ASME)

President: Hervé MVONDO

IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Full

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Canada

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC)

President: Steve FRANGOS
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Full

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Chile

Federación de Andinismo de Chile (FEACH)

President: Eduardo AGUIRRE TEMPINI
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Full

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Chinese Taipei

Chinese Taipei Alpine Association (CTAA)

President: Dr. Ho CHUNG-DA
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Full

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Colombia

Federación Colombiana de Escalada Deportiva (FCED)

President: Manuel PARDO
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Full

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Costa Rica

Federación Costarricense de Deportes de Montaña (FECODEM)

President: Edgar USAGA
Secretary General: Ricardo ARIAS

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP: Full

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Croatia

Hrvatski Planinarski Savez (HPS)

President: Hrvoje KRALJEVIC
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Cyprus

Cyprus Mountaineering Climbing & Orienteering Federation (CMCOF)

President: Pavlos GEORGIADES
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Czech Republic

Český horolezecký svaz (CHS)

Secretary General: Bozena VALENTOVÁ
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Denmark

Dansk Klatreforbund (DFK)

President: Nicolai ØRUM-PETERSEN
Secretary General: Lotte MOLSING

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Ecuador

Federacion Ecuatoriana de Andinismo y Escalada (FEDAN)

President: José MOREANO DIAZ
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

El Salvador

Federación Salvadorena de Montanismo y Escalada (FSME)

President: Rolando RODRIGUEZ
Secretary General: Rafael LEMUS

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Estonia

Estonian Climbing Association (ECA)

Chairman: Tarmo KIIK
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

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Fiji

Fiji Mountaineering and Climbing Association (FMCA)

President: Savneel SANGEET
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

Finland

Finnish Climbing Association (FCA)

President: Kaisa RAJALA

IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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France

Fédération Française de la Montagne et de l'Escalade (FFME)

President: Pierre YOU
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Georgia

Georgian Climbing National Federation (GCNF)

President: Nika KVEZERELI
Secretary General: Lado GURCHIANI

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Great Britain

British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

President: Lynn ROBINSON
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Hungary

Hungarian Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation (MHSSz)

President: Kandrács ILDIKÓ
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Indonesia

Federasi Panjat Tebing Indonesia (FPTI)

President: Yenny WAHID
Secretary General: Pontas SITANGGANG

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Ireland

Mountaineering Ireland (MI)

President: Alan TEES
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation (IMSCF)

President: Reza ZAREI
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Israel

The Association for Sport Climbing and Mountaineering in Israel (ASCMIL)

President: Giddy HOLLANDER
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Italy

Federazione Arrampicata Sportiva Italiana (FASI)

President: Davide BATTISTELLA
Secretary General: Andrea BRONSINO

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Japan

Japan Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Association (JMSCA)

President: Yagihara KUNIAKI
Secretary General: Hitoshi ONODERA

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Jordan

Jordan Federation Sport Climbing (JFSC)

President: Sharif KILANI
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

Kazakhstan

Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation of Republic of Kazakhstan (MSCFRK)

President: Kazbek VALIYEV
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Kyrgyzstan

Federation of Mountaineering Rock and Ice Climbing of Kirgiz Republic (FMRICK)

President: Levan ALIBEGASHVILLY
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

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Latvia

Latvian Alpinist Association (LAA)

President: Aiga RAKEVICA
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Lithuania

Lithuania Federation of Sport Climbing (LFSC)

President: Margarita SMIRNOVIENE
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Luxembourg

Fédération Luxembourgeoise d'Escalade, de Randonnée et d'Alpinisme (FLERA)

President: Eugène BERGER
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Macau, China

Mountaineering Federation Macau China (MFMC)

Vice-Director General: Raymond LIO MAN WAI
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

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Malaysia

Persekutuan Mendaki Malaysia (PMM)

President: Jamaluddin M. YUSUFF
Secretary General: Roy M. ZAIDI KAMARUDDIN

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Mexico

Federación Mexicana de Escalada Deportiva (FEMED)

President: Velazquez ALFREDO
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Mongolia

Mongolian National Climbing Federation (MNCF)

President: Tulga BUYA
Secretary General: Sukhbat BATJARGAL

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Nepal

Nepal Climbing Sport Association (NCSA)

President: Hari DHAREL
Secretary General: Megha Raj POUDYAL

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

Netherlands

Koninklijke Nederlandse Klim- en Bergsportvereniging (NKBV)

President: Joachim DRIESSEN
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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New Caledonia

Comité Regional de la Montagne et de l'Escalade de la Nouvelle Calédonie

Contact: Philippe BOQUET
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Observer

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New Zealand

Climbing New Zealand Incorporated (CNZ)

President: David SANDERS
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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North Macedonia

Macedonian Sport Climbing Federation (MSCF)

President: Vladimr TRPOVSKI
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Norway

The Norwegian Climbing Federation (NCF)

President: Rune HJELSVOLD
Secretary General: Johanna SOLBERG

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Pakistan

Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP)

President: Manzoor HUSSAIN LT. COL
Secretary General: Abu ZAFAR SADIQ

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Panama

Asociación Panameña de Escalada (APAES)

President: Rogelio ALVARADO
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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People's Republic of China

Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA)

President: Li ZHIXIN
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Peru

Federación Deportiva Peruana de Escalada (FEDPE)

President: Sandra PORTUGAL
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

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Philippines

Sport Climbing Association of the Philippines, Inc. (SCAPI)

President: Miel PAHATI
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

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Poland

Polski Zwiazek Alpinizmu (PZA)

President: Piotr PUSTELNIK
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Portugal

Federação Portuguesa de Montanhismo e Escalada (FPME)

President: Carlos GOMES
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Republic of Korea

Korean Alpine Federation (KAF)

President: Yangho AHN
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Romania

Romanian Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (FRAE)

President: Bogdan DUDAU
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Russian Federation

Climbing Federation of Russia (CFR)

President: Dmitri BYCHKOV
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Rwanda

Rwanda Sports Climbing Federation (RSCF)

Chairman: Alfred TWAHIRWA

IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

Senegal

Association Sénégalaise d'Escalade et de Sports de Nature

IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

Serbia

United Sport Climbing Federation of Serbia (USCFS)

President: Nenad MATIC
Secretary General: Vladimir PECIC

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Singapore

Singapore Mountaineering Federation (SMF)

President: Yip SECK HONG
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Slovakia

Slovak Mountaineering Union JAMES (SMU JAMES)

President: Igor KOLLER
Secretary General: Anton PACEK

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Slovenia

Alpine Association of Slovenia (PZS)

President: Joze ROVAN
Secretary General: Matej PLANKO

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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South Africa

South African National Climbing Federation (SANCF)

President: Tracy POTGIETER
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Spain

Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada (FEDME)

President: Joan GARRIGÓS I TORO
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Spain

Federaciò d'Entitats Excursionistes de Catalunya (FEEC)

President: Jordi MERINO URBANO
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Observer

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Sri Lanka

National Association for Climbing and Mountaineering in Sri Lanka (NACMSL)

President: Danuna TILLAKARATNE
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

Sweden

Swedish Climbing Federation (SKF)

President: Truls NEUBECK
Secretary General: Karin PERSSON

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Switzerland

Swiss Alpine Club (SAC)

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Thailand

Sport Climbing Association of Thailand (SCAT)

President: Somboon UTHAIWIANKUL
Vice Secretary General: Sarun Kane LORHPIPAT

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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Turkey

Turkish Mountaineering Federation (TDF / TMF)

President: Alaattin KARACA
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Ukraine

Ukrainian Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UMF)

President: Valentyn SYMONENKO
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

United States of America

USA Climbing (USAC)

President: Rube PATTI
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IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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Uzbekistan

Federation of Mountaineering and Rock Climbing of Uzbekistan (FMCU)

President: Alisher HURSANDOV
Executive Secretary: Ilya GALATSKIY

IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Continental

Venezuela

Federacion Venezolana de Montañismo y Escalada (FEVME)

IFSC MEMBERSHIP:  Full

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IFSC Golden Members 2019

  • Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA)

    President: Li ZHIXIN

  • Federazione Arrampicata Sportiva Italiana (FASI)

    President: Davide BATTISTELLA

  • Korean Alpine Federation (KAF)

    President: Yangho AHN

  • USA Climbing (USAC)

    President: Patti RUBE

  • Fédération Française de la Montagne et de l'Escalade (FFME)

    President: Pierre YOU

  • Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association (JMSCA)

    President: Yagihara KUNIAKI

  • Climbing Federation of Russia (CFR)

    President: Dmitry BYCHKOV

  • We look forward to adding more members to the list of those that want to work together to grow the sport and the IFSC!

Project Overview

Sport Climbing and the International Federation of Sport Climbing have built up momentum over the past few years, developing quickly through a growing membership and a rich international competition calendar.

To keep this momentum and allow our sport and IF to grow together, the IFSC Management Committee developed a 5-year Master Plan which would allow us to reach our goals as outlined in the OMGA (Olympic Mission Gap Analysis).

The Master Plan made it clear there is a need to procure funds from new sources to allow us to move forward with important development projects.

To reach these goals, several Member Federations have already committed to a special leaders project to voluntarily increase their annual fee.

Objectives

1. Completion of Office set-up and preparation
To ensure that the new office is fully functioning and filling the needs of the organization, including growth in staff and interns.

2. Special Strategic / Continental Projects
The IFSC welcomed 8 countries in 2007, and there are more countries on their way! These new members are generally in early phases of developing sport climbing and can benefit from the IFSC through special programs such as:
Stronger Continental Councils
Support for creation of national federation structures
Support for athletes and training
Training of officers, coaches and officials
Support for school projects

3. Anti-Doping Strategy
To be compliant with the requirements of the WADA and IOC, IFSC needs to implement:
Anti-Doping Administration and Management Systems (ADAMS).
Out of competition tests

4. Integration, roll-out of Extranet and Competition Services
To increase web services for national federations, media and members, there is a need for an extranet solution, implementation of the results service, including interfaces for the timing system and roll-out to national federations.

5. Media, Marketability and Promotion development
The IFSC Marketing Plan has been completed in June 2007.
The marketability of the IFSC must improve to attract potential partners. A significant sponsorship program would allow our sport to grow without always asking more resources from our members.
Some of these projects include:

  • Video Production and international distribution for selected competitions
  • Webcasting for selected competitions
  • Publications and promotional material

New Members Application Procedure

  • ELIGIBILITY

Membership of IFSC is open to national climbing organisations, uniquely representing climbing and climbing competitions in that country. In addition, the organisation must:

  1. be organised with bye-laws acceptable to IFSC;
  2. be open to participation without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender;
  3. be controlled by its members according to democratic principles.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Membership applications should be made through the Secretary-General and/or through the IFSC office.

DOWNLOAD THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Applications should include the following :

COMPULSORY

  • Information about the applicant - name, address, email, website, key contacts.
  • Copy of the body's statutes and bye-laws if applicable.
  • Statement of the number of active members.
  • Latest annual financial accounts and bank statement.
  • Latest annual report of activities of the organisation.
  • A brief history of the organisation. Statement of the legal status of the organisation (eg incorporation, non-profit etc).

PREFERRED

  • Organisation website.
  • Evidence (eg websites, photographs, media clippings, video) of national championships or other major competitive events held.
  • Evidence of participation of teams in international competition.
  • Evidence of regional reach within the country.
  • Newsletter (paper or electronic) or other communications to the membership.
  • Plans for the development of competition climbing sports and the organisation.
  • Reference from at least 1 existing member of IFSC.
  • National Olympic Committee / National Sport Ministry recognition.

The IFSC office will follow-up with individual applications.

IFSC LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP

IFSC Membership Levels

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Competition - The ability to compete in International events such as World Championships, Continental Championships, World and Continental Cup series events. IFSC works to ensure that these events are the best climbing competitions in the world.

  • Sport Promotion – International events such as those mentioned above provide opportunities for all members to promote our sport by bringing the best in the world together at a single event.

  • Athlete pathways – International events give your athletes something to strive for beyond your national championships.

  • Event standards - IFSC events are produced to the highest standards, serving as a model for competition at national level, and providing resources that can be reused by national organisations.

  • Hosting - The opportunity to host international events, and the financial, administrative and athletic rewards that come with hosting.

  • Rules - Standard rules for all climbing competitions that are used throughout the vast majority of the world.

  • Representation - Members have a voice in decision-making processes which affect competition climbing globally, nationally and locally.

  • Communication - IFSC is a forum for international discussion on the development of competition climbing and sharing of ideas and expertise. IFSC shares information about climbing to its members through email lists and website.

  • Lobbying - IFSC promotes climbing in the international sporting community through its membership in international organizations.

  • World Records - Administering world records and the standards by which they are set.

  • Inspiration - Athletes that compete internationally often become inspired to get more involved with administration at a local or national level and drive organisations and teams to achieve more.

  • Expansion - IFSC facilitates the establishment of climbing in new countries, through developing ties with established neighbouring national organisations, supplying administrative advice and providing models for competition and development. The establishment of new national organisations provide variety in competition for its existing members, closer to home, and enriches the cultural experience of climbing.

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