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[07 Jun 2008] The First SEACS Climbing Course in Indonesia

Tedi Ixdiana has successfully held the first climbing course sanction by Southeast Asia Climbing Standard (SEACS) in Indonesian. Due to non-existence of artificial rock the course was held in natural rock know as Batu Tumpang close to City of Garut, West Java.

The course could held by support from several bodies such as national local army force and local mountaineering club in the city. Total participant accumulated was 50 (fifty) climbers, all participated in sport climbing level one, which is conduct in 5 (five) batches in difference days which was end on June 25, 2008.

Next course will be held by Tedi in Lembah Harau (West Sumatera) in July 2008 and Bandung (West Java) estimated in August this year. If you are interest to participate in the course please contact your local federation.

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[08 May 2008] ASEAN Rinjani Expedition 2008

SEACF in cooperation with Indonesian Climbing Federation (FPTI) will organise Rinjani summitting in August 18 - 22 2008. Each member country will have quota to send 20 mountaineers, except Indonesia. This activity is part of independence anniversary of Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia which are done all in month of August.

In addition to the climbing activity, there will be a social activity in Sembulu and Senaru. Semburu is our point to start, where we would held camp and provide a charity event to community nearby. In Senaru where we get rest after 3 days trekking, we could do another social event to comuunity.

All mountaineers will have a nite in Segara Anakan lake just after summitting the top Rinjani before getting Senaru. This event could be a first catalist to melt down ASEAN mountaineers, where SEACF aims to held joint mountaineering expedition annually.

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[02 Apr 2008] SEACF Vision 2008-2012

Below are list of some important targets to be achieved by SEACF during 2008-2012 terms:

Organisation

1. Number of federation members go up to be 9 (nine) members.

2. 4 (four) members represention in Asian level, 2 (two) members representation in international level.

3. Expand SEACF to other region.

Sport Climbing

1. Sport climbing part of SEA Games.

2. Sport climbing part of ASEAN Inter-university Games.

3. SEACF has at least 1 (one) international route setter, 3 (three) routesetters Asian level, and 5 international level judges . Each federation must have 1 (one) Asian level judges.

4. Annual climbing kids and youth competition all disciplines.

5. 50 (fifty) climbing instructors.

Mountaineering

1. Annual joint expedition.

2. ASEAN Joint expedition to Cartenz Pyramid (Indonesia)

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[02 Apr 2008] From SEACF 2008 Annual Meeting in Bangkok, 30 March 2008

SEACF Annual Meeting was held in Asia Hotel, Bangkok (Thailand) on March 30, 2008. All members were attend the meeting: Thailand, Singapore, Philipinnes, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei Darussalam.

The meeting results many important point for improvement of future climbing activity in the region, one of it is SEACF Vision 2008-2012 which will be the direction for the organization. Maman Hermansyah (INA) still got mandate to be SEACF president for the next term.

SEACF has proofed significant role for the development of climbing activity in Asia, and SEACF still committed to keep increasing his role also in international level. Support from all members is a key role of this achievement, each members has to maintain their own organization in align with the vision.

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[13 Mar 2008] Annual SEACF Meeting 2008

The meeting will be held in Bangkok (Thailand) on March 30, 2008. Five members out of six SEACF members already confirmed to attend the meeting, only BSCF (Brunei Darussalam) still unconfirmed.

The most important agendas of the meeting is implementation of SEACF label system which will be a hope for any climbing equipment producer of the region. Other issue are calender and organisation structure of SEACF to prepare the implementation of AFTA in 2010.