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[19 Mar 2009] Climb and Dive in Central Sulawesi

FPTI has just opened a nice natural rock climbing centre in Central Sulawesi, known as Marantale Climbing Area. The area located precisely in Parigi Moutong Sub-District, about 76 km from Palu Capital City of Central Sulawesi (2.5 hour drive through curly Trans Sulawesi National road).

In the area we will not get only climbing, but we could also get diving and snorkling area (only 300 m from the sandstone) and of course fishing big fish use traditional boat. For accomodation we could use home villagers or stay in the hut or camping ground amoong cocoa trees provided by the tourism authority.

From overseas we have to arrive in Balikpapan or Makassar International Airports, then go on our flight to Palu Airport. Food and other stuff must be bought in Palu or in Parigi Moutong (15 km from the area). The temperature in the area in specific equatorial places, very hot (30-32 Celcius in the day, and 24-28 Celcius in the night) and high humidity (above 70%).

[13 Mar 2009] Results on 2009 Annual Meeting

This year meeting attended by all federation members except BSCF. Meeting was held in Manila (PHI) chaired by Ms Crissie Malay on behalf of the President of SEACF who can not attend the meeting to to travel document problem.

The main result is acceptance of the minutes of last year meeting was held in Bangkok (THA). The others important points are: SEA Games movement must be started by each federation members to reach the goal to be a competed sport at the latest in SEA Games 2011 in Indonesia in order to reach the goald each federation will make any necessary action to improve their own relation to their own national Olympic committee or sport council.

SMF will effort to include sport climbing in the ASEAN University Games will be held in 2012. While PMM will host ASEAN Expedition July this year. FPTI will host ASEAN Climbing Championship July 15-18 this year in Semarang (Central Java). SCAT dan SCAPI will organize instructor training course on Nov 2009 and Feb 2009 respectively, while the next annual meeting will be held in Bali 2010 prior IFSC Plenary Assembly.

[12 Feb 2009] 2009 Annual Meeting

SEACF will held this year annual meeting in Manila on first week of March. The meeting will evaluate the activities did in 2008, and planning for the upcoming time.

Main issue keep up to date are SEA Games and popularity of the sport. How we manage activities related to sport competition and adventure will also attractive issue in the meeting.

Of course each member federation will share information on their own main activity in the past year, which could be inspirational one to the others.

Manila, here we come..!!

[06 Feb 2009] SEA Games Dream is Still Alive

Since our first meeting in 2004 in Jakarta we have a dream to make our sport as one of competed event in SEA Games. We have chase the dream accordingly where we attend many meeting of SEA Games Federation in Manila before 2005 SEA Games Manila, and fortunately we could held climbing competition in the Quizon City during the SEA Games. We got very big support from our friend in SCAPI who has been local government aware of our event.

Now, we are approaching the next 2009 SEA Games in Jakarta, could our dream be realised in the city where we put our dream in 2004? The answer of the question relies much on all of our hand where we have to make necessary efforts in our own country to get a strong support from national sport council (NSC)or national olympic committee (NOC) or other agency such as ministry of sport. In addition to the effort, of course we have to improve our own sport in front of them such as increase climbing competitions or events. Good luck for all ASEAN climbing community.

[20 Aug 2008] 11 Mountaneers Get the Top of Rinjani

Today (8/20) at about 7am eleven mountaineers from Indonesia and Malaysia get the top of Rinjani (3.726 m above sea level). Some climbers can not reach the top got exhausted, and some are staying in the base camp for supporting. This expedition led by Roy (PMM) and Tedi Ixdiana (FPTI), 25 team members come from Malaysia while the remaining 27 for the host country.

This achievement will be a sign for new era of ASEAN mountaineering activity, where we do joint expedition under SEACF. Now we could have a dream to summit more challenging mountains, either in our region or other side of the world with wider public attention.