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'Mountains are extremely fragile. They are home to unique species that are particularly vulnerable to climate variations.'  © Natalie Berry

International Olympic Committee launches Mountain Protection Group

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the launch of The Mountain Summit, a group of sporting organisations linked to mountain activities who are committed to protecting the mountain environment. The project will be run in conj...

Routesetting at Hachioji 2019.  © FlatHold
Routesetting at Hachioji 2019.  © FlatHold

Video Behind the Scenes: Routesetting at the Hachioji World Championships

The 2019 IFSC World Championships in Hachioji, Japan was the first chance for athletes to earn a Sport Climbing quota place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Yet the pressure was on not only for the climbers, but also for the...

French Speed star Bassa Mawem will join his brother Mickaël in Tokyo 2020.   © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
French Speed star Bassa Mawem will join his brother Mickaël in Tokyo 2020.   © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

IFSC Combined Qualifier Toulouse - Report

IFSC commentator Charlie Boscoe sums up the final competition of the 2019 IFSC season - and what an event it was. A further 12 Olympic quota places were decided, with plenty of drama... Sport is rarely about everything going perfectly and you...

Will Bosi takes a moment to enjoy his situation.  © Dark Sky Media
Will Bosi takes a moment to enjoy his situation.  © Dark Sky Media

Watch Live - IFSC Olympic Combined Qualifier Toulouse

Starting tomorrow, 22 men and 22 women will compete across Speed, Boulder and Lead in Toulouse, France, to...

Julia Chanourdie (FRA) will be competing for an Olympic quota place in Toulouse.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Julia Chanourdie (FRA) will be competing for an Olympic quota place in Toulouse.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

IFSC Releases Toulouse Combined Qualifier Startlist

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has released an updated startlist for the IFSC Combined...

Kendal Mountain Festival 2019.  © Kevin Moran
Kendal Mountain Festival 2019.  © Kevin Moran

Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 - Report

Another edition of the Kendal Mountain Festival has been and gone. 2019 proved to be a vintage year, judging by the...

Akiyo Noguchi competing in Hachioji.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Akiyo Noguchi competing in Hachioji.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

Japanese Federation sues IFSC, Olympic Selection Rule Changes Confuse

According to a report on climbers-web.jp, the Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing...


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