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International Rock Congress 2018 

(Chamonix, France 10th - 15th July)

The fourth International Rock Climbing Research Congress is to be held in Chamonix, France from 10th to 15th July 2018. The conference will highlight the latest results from world leading researchers in the field of rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering. 



The full conference program will be released in spring 2018. The congress will cover 10 disciplines:

  • Biomechanics

  • Engineering & technology

  • History

  • Law

  • Medicine

  • Motor control

  • Pedagogy & Didactics

  • Physiology

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

As well as 4 training sessions*

  • Bouldering training

  • Combined training

  • Ice training

  • Lead training

  • Speed training

* Training sessions will be held on Friday 14th and will end with the congress dinner.


Registration is now open, visit to register


100 places in double rooms with shower will be available to delegates at the ENSA hotel, where the congress will take place (350 m from Chamonix railway station). The price for one night with breakfast will be 35 €. Registration will be done on the website of the congress.

Warning : it will not be possible to book at ENSA after 1st May 2018.

To stay in other hotels, contact the Chamonix Tourist Office.

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