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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  

Six countries participated in the event: Cambodia, Filippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand as host. The series is organized by Sport Climbing Association of Thailand (SCAT) supported by SEACF. About five dozen climbers compete for bouldering men and women, and the organizer also held international open competition (non-sanction by SEACF) in separeted days where climber from Thailand, Cambodia and Nederland participate and Cambodian male climber Channy Cho and Thailand female climber Pattama Au-Arrenusorn got gold in this competition. 

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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..

[20 Sep 2017] 2nd Instructor Training Course in Indonesia

FPTI now is hosting the Souteast Asia Climbing Standard (SEACS) Instructor Training Course (ITC) which has started yesterday in University of Riau Climbing Park in Pekanbaru. The course will be held in 4 days and will end in Oct 22. The course participants comes from Malaysia, Filipinna and of course from host country Indonesia. 

Mohd Amir Moostafa of Singapore acting as Instructor Assessor on behalf of SEACF. Roy Zaidi Kamaruddin and Setyo Dibyo Purnomo of SEACF and FPTI respectively supervise to enaure the activity run without unsolve problems. 

With this 2nd course, at the course hopefully Indonesia will have more than 30 instructors to run the certification system within the country, and for SEACF will have about 78 instructor. These figure are still nothing compare to potential climbers to be certificated. 

[16 Sep 2017] Wall Climbing Supervisor Course in Brunei Darussalam

BSCF and SEACF in the first of this month wast held The Wall Activity Supervisor course at Up Climbing Center (Bandar Seri Bengawan) and PKBN (Temburong). 

There were 17 new participants and 3 refresher.  The course was conducted by Mohd Amir Mosstafa of SMF as the lead Instructor and assisted by Instructor Dale Koh and Instructor Razak Bin Hidup.

The course participants are gearing up to supervise the new batch of youth for the National Service.

[04 Sep 2017] Bangkok Bouldering Competition 2017

Sport Climbing Association of Thailand (SCAT) is in final steps to prepare bouldering competition in Bangkok 29 Sep - 1 October 2017, the events will be held indoor of a shoppping mall in Bangkok. 

There will be two separated events, national open and ASEAN open. The ASEAN open competition will be sanctioned as SEACF Climbing Circuit.

The organizer will provide prize money for the winners. Top climbers from ASEAN countries hopefully will participate of the event. For more info and registration you could  contact your national federation. 

[08 Jul 2017] Points from SEACF Annual Meeting 2017

In any spare time during Asian Youth Championship 2017 in Singapore, SEACF was held their 2017 Annual Meeting yesterday (7/7) which attended by delegates from FPTI, PMM, SMF, SCAPI and SCAT.

There are some important points come out of the meeting such as: SCAT will organize SEACF Climbing Competition in Sep 29-30 this year, while PMM will do it between end of Oct to early Nov. These competitions are to be warm up for our climbers before they are going to higher Asian or world level.

Each delegate also has an opportunity to present climbing activity updates in their respective country. Meanwhile SEACF's President reported the implementation of SEACF climbing standards, and reminding to all federation the objectives of this initiative for our organization future development. 

The last point was member federations aggreed to extend the current SEACF's President, Mr Rasip Isnin, for another term until 2020. 

[07 Jul 2017] The Next Gen Asian Climbers

From July 5, about 430 young climbers from 15 Asian countries come to Singapore to compete in the Asian Youth Championship 2017, even dozen climbers from Kazakhtan must fly about 12 hours to arrive here in Singapore. The event held in Gorilla Climbing Gyms in Bedok, Singapore til July 9. They are the next generation of Asian climbers for the new coming era of sport climbing after the sport defintely included in the Olympic, of course each of the climbers are the icon in their own country.

This Asian Youth Champioshipn could be held in the effort of Singapore Mountaineering Federation (SMF) and IFSC ACC, assist by some volunteers from FPTI and PMM.

In this event there will be special event competetion will be treat as qualification for Youth Olympic 2018 in Buenes Aires. The event will be a combination of all three event traditionally compete: lead, bouldering, and speed. The event is also for the first time launch before run in Olympic 2020 Tokyo.

[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. 

[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

[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.