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[08 Oct 2017] The First ASEAN Climbing Symposium in Ho Chi Minh City

Yesterday morning the First ASEAN Climbing Symposium was held in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam. The symposium hosted by Vertical Academy and attended by climbing gyms companies from Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia, and also by some big names in climbing business from China and Japan,  meet up together to shared knowlegde and experiences.

Each delegate described their own business challenges and opportunity, and realised the importance of the meeting where they could get solve their problem from other experiences. 

One common issues arised is less popularity of the climbing activity among some respected country, it will need assistance of the SEACF to approach each government officials and climbing/mountaineering federation to promote the activity thru competition, certification, gathering and other related activity. 

SEACF will make the symsosium, where climbing businesses and climbing activist meet without border, to be an authorised regular event in the future. The next symposium will be held in Yangoon Myanmar where time and place will be informed later in the Annual Meeting. 

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[03 Oct 2017] SEACF on the Cartenz Pyramid

Palah Sabarudin and Adi Cahyadi Wibowo, two Indonesian SEACF's instructors, have reached the top of Cartenz Pyramid (4.884 above sea level) in Papua (Indonesia) at Oct 1. 

They were started summitting the peak on Sep 25, two days after the final day of their participation in the SEACF ITC Pekanbaru Riau Indonesia. 

Their achievement will motivate us to held next SEACF expeditions, which will involve all federation member of SEACF, to reach highest points within ASEAN region. 

Congrats to both of you. 

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[02 Oct 2017] Supports for Vietnam Climbing Community

Today, SEACF Technical Director, Maman Hermansyah, has done a lunch meeting with Mr. Ngoc Anh - Director of Vietnam Sports Administration and Mr. Tuan - Deputy Director of Vietnam Sports Administration, Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Socialist Republic of Vietnam accompanied by Jean Verly and his manager of VietClimb in Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi. The main objective of the meeting is for the introduction of the SEACF and our activity. 

The Director said that Vietnam will invite SEACF to develop sport climbing in Vietnam in the near future, such as in the implementation of the Southeast Asia Climbing Standard (SEACS), climbing certification, competitions, and climbing areas development.

The Director also mentioned that the government will fully support of the Vietnam climbing community who will manage and control climbing activity across Vietnam. It's good sign for Vietnam climbing community to organize themself and coordinate with the officials to make up a plan for the future of Vietnam climbing.

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[01 Oct 2017] Indonesia and Singapore Shared Golds

Fitria Hartani (Indonesia) and Asher Gavin (Singapore) catched the firsts for women and men respectively in SEACF Climbing Circuit Bangkok Series 2017 end yesterday at CDC Mall Bangkok. Complete order of women competitor are Puntarika Tunyavanic (Thailand) got the second and Vanessa Teng (Singapura) for the third, while in men categori Dennis Chua (Singapura) got the second and Winai Ruangrit (Thailand) for the third  

Five countries participated in the event: Filippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand as host. The series is organized by Sport Climbing Association of Thailand (SCAT) supported by SEACF. About four dozen climbers compete for bouldering men and women, and the organizer also held national level competition in separeted days prior ASEAN level for Thailand climbers. 

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[21 Sep 2017] SEA Climbing Circuit 2017 Bangkok Series is Getting Closer

About 40 climbers from Filipina, SIngapore, Malaysia, and Thailand as a host country already confirmed to participate in the Southeast Asia Climbing Circuit 2017 in Bangkok 29-30 Sept. Only left just one week to come.

The event will compete bouldering, and will be held indoor a Mall in Bangkok City. The judges and routestter will be coordinated by SEACF.

See you in Bangkok climbers and have a nice competition..