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[12 Jun 2017] Instructor Training Refresher Course in Bandar Seri Bagawan

We did refresher course in  Brunei Darussalam yesterday (6/11) for five instructors of Brunei Darussalam Sport Climbing Federation (BSCF) and Persekutuan Mendaki Malaysia (PMM).

The course was held in Indoor climbing gym of Up Climbing Center in Bandar Seri Bagawan which have about 24 routes.

Instructor Assessor Mohd Amir conducted the refresher course. And thanks to Up Climbing Center for the nice climbing gym.

Foto: Taken just after the course in front of one side Up Climbing Center. 

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[11 Jun 2017] Asian Para Climbing Competition

Mid of May 2017, IFSC Asian Climbing Council (IFSC ACC) has agreed the inclusion of para climbing in the ACC agenda. Para climbing have to be held in yearly basis, Asian Para Climbing Cup will be started from 2017, while Asia Para Climbing Championship from 2018.

This year, for the introduction ACC has decided to make para climbing competition in Bangalore (India) December 2-3 as the first Asian Para Climbing Cup .

We hope this movement will enable us to make our sport climbing activity is really for all people, without any exclusion, especially within our Asian region. And our para climbers could reach similar level as their peers in other continent such as Europe.

Foto: Sabar Gorky taken from bp.blogspot.com

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[03 Jun 2017] Kerinci Merdeka Expedition 2017

SEACF and FPTI will be organising a mountaineering expedition to summit Mount Kerinci in Jambi province. The peak is the highest in Sumatera Island at about 3.805 meter above sea level and is located within the Kerinci Seblat National Park, the home of Sumatran Tigers and Rhinceros. 

To reach the mountain, we have to land in Jambi Airport, which could be reached from Jakarta International Airport or Batam Airport. From Jambi Airport, we will need to drive to Kayu Aro village for about 6 hours, followed by trekking.

This 4 days event is to mark the National Independence Day celebration of SEACF member countries like Indonesia on 17 Aug, Singapore on 9 Aug and Malaysia on 31 Aug. 

Similar expedition was previously done in August 2008 to Mount Rinjani in Lombok Island attracting some 50 climbers from our region. 

More information like cost and detail schedule will be made available soonest.

If you are interested to join this expedition and are citizen of ASEAN countries, please enquire from your National Mountaineering Federation. To preserve the nature only limited number of participants will be accepted.

Foto: roni-bae.blogspot.com

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[23 May 2017] Enthusiasm from the first SEACF Instructor Training Course in Indonesia

From yesterday, along with FPTI, SEACF conduct ITC in Jakarta till May 23 afternoon. About 25 trainees take the seats. And fortunately the weather were clear even tend to be very shine and hot.

We found that all trainees were in great enthusiasm, they believe with what they ve done these days for the future of Indonesian climbing community. 

They came from 10 provinces in Indonesia, the only female came from Batam City, Riau Islands. 

Mohd Amir assisted by Usman of SEACF were hand-in-hand to transfer their skills, knowledge and experiences to the trainees, which could be a good weapon for the trainees in reaching the dreams about the future of Indonesian climbing during they conduct training in the coming future. 

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[27 Apr 2017] Climbing Certification in Thailand

Rasip Isnin, the SEACF's President, was held a productive meeting with Thailand climbing community such as President of Sport Climbing Authority of Thailand (SCAT), the Head Sport Climbing Teacher at Krabi Sports University, and members of Tourism Authority of Thailand.

They were discussing a need for certified climbing instructor requirements, developing national standards, and promoting sport climbing and international competition venues here in Thailand. 

Meeting was yesterday in Krabi, Thailand in similar time with SEACF Instructor Course was also conducted for participants from Thailand there from 24-27 Apr 2017.