South African National Climbing Federation
Association des Sport de Montagne et d'Escalade
Fédération Algérienne du Ski et des Sports de Montagne
Rwanda Sports Climbing Federation
Association Sénégalaise d'Escalade et de Sports de Nature
Chinese Taipei Alpine Association
China Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union
Indian Mountaineering Foundation
Federasi Panjat Tebing Indonesia
Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation
Japan Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Association
Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation of Republic of Kazakhstan
Persekutuan Mendaki Malaysia
Mongolian National Climbing Federation
Nepal Climbing Sport Association
Alpine Club of Pakistan
People's Republic of China
Chinese Mountaineering Association
Republic of Korea
Korean Alpine Federation
Singapore Mountaineering Federation
Sport Climbing Association of Thailand
Cambodia Climbing Federation
Jordan Federation of Sport Climbing
Federation of Mountaineering Rock and Ice Climbing of Kirgiz Republic
Mountaineering Federation Macau China
Sport Climbing Association of Philippines
National Association for Climbing and Mountaneering in Sri Lanka
Federation of Mountaineering and Rock Climbing of Uzbekistan
Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan
Climbing and Mountaineering Belgium
Hrvatski Planinarski Savez
Cyprus Mountaineering and Climbing Federation
Cesky horolezecky svaz
Dansk Klatreforbund/Danish Climbing Federation
Finnish Climbing association
Fédération Française de la montagne et de l'escalade
Georgian Climbing National Federation
British Mountaineering Council
Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing
Hungarian Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation
Association of Sport Climbing and Mountaineering in Israel
Federazione Arrampicata Sportiva Italiana
Lithuanian Climbing Sports Federation
Koninklijke Nederlandse Klim- en Bergsportvereniging
The Norwegian Climbing Federation
Polski Zwiazek Alpinizmu
Federação Portuguesa de Montanhismo e Escalada
Romanian Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing
Climbing Federation of Russia
United Sport Climbing Federation of Serbia
Slovak Mountaineering Union JAMES
Alpine Association of Slovenia
Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada
Swedish Climbing Federation
Swiss Alpine Club
Turkish Mountaineering Federation
Ukrainian Mountaineering and Climbing Federation
Bulgarian Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
Latvian Alpinist Asocciation
Fédération Luxembourgeoise d'Escalade, de Randonnée et d'Alpinisme
Macedonian Sport Climbing Federation
Federació Andorrana de Muntanyisme
Armenian Alpine Club
Belarus Alpine Federation
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mountaineering Union of Bosnia - Herzegovina
Estonian Climbing Association
Sport Climbing Australia
Climbing New Zealand
Fiji Mountaineering and Climbing Association
Federación Argentina de Ski y Andinismo
Climbing Escalade Canada
Federación de Andinismo de Chile
Federación Ecuatoriana de Andinismo y Escalada
Federación Mexicana de Escalada Deportiva
Asociación Panameña de Escalada
United States of America
Federación Venezolana de Escalada Deportiva
Federación Boliviana de Ski y Andinismo
Associação Brasileira de Escalada Esportiva
Federación Colombiana de Escalada Deportiva
Federación costarricense de Deportes de Montaña
Federación Salvadoreña de montañismo y escalada
Federación Nacional de Andinismo de Guatemala
Federación Hondureña de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada
Federación Deportiva Peruana de Escalada
Federació d'Entitats Excursionistes de Catalunya
Comité Régional de la montagne et de l'escalade de la Nouvelle Calédonie
Chinese Mountaineering Association
President: Li Zhixin
Fédération Française de la Montagne et de l'Escalade
President: Pierre You
Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association
President: Yagihara Kuniaki
Climbing Federation of Russia
President: Dmitry Bychkov
Korean Alpine Federation
President: Ahn Yangho
President: Patti Rube
We look forward to adding more members to the list of those that want to work together to grow the sport and the IFSC!
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.
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:
|Member||Voting Rights||Governance &
|IFSC Event Hosting||IFSC Event Participation||Annual Fees (2019)|
|*Associate Member||Relevant Continental Council PA||Continental||Continental||All||2,000€|
|Continental Member||Relevant Continental Council PA||Continental||Continental||Continental: compulsory WCH, YWCH, and Continental CH||Fee set by the relevant Continental Council (Minimum 500 €)|
|Developing Continental Member||No||No||No||Compulsory Continental CH or WCH||100€|
|Observer Member||No||No||Yes, if approved by the relevant IFSC National Member||No||2,000€|
* According to the vote of the Plenary Assembly 2017:
Membership of IFSC is open to national climbing organisations, uniquely representing climbing and climbing competitions in that country. In addition, the organisation must:
Membership applications should be made through the Secretary-General and/or through the IFSC office.
Applications should include the following :
The IFSC office will follow-up with individual applications.
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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