2nd International Rock Climbing Research Congress Switzerland 2014

Location: Pontresina, Switzerland

15 - 19 September 2014

The conference will highlight latest results from world leading researchers in the field of sports climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering including keynote lectures of L. Vigouroux, T. Fuss, P. Matros, and V. Schöffl as well as insights into recent expeditions by R. Schäli and U. Hefti.

There will also be an opportunity for congress attendees to do some climbing including the possibility of climbing Piz Palü.

The congress is being organized in collaboration with the International Rock Climbing Research Association.

Monday, 15.9.2014 Tuesday, 16.9.2014 Wednesday, 17.9.2014 Thursday, 18.9.2014 Friday, 19.9.2014
  09h00-10h00
Keynote Material

T. Fuss
Climbing equipment and friction
Mountaineering! 09h00-10h00
Keynote Training

P. Matros
Impact of feedback
provided by a trainer

09h00-10h00
H.P. Bircher Memorial Lecture

 

V. Schöffl
Finger injuries
in rock climbing

10h00-10h45
Oral 2.1 (15' + 5')
Oral 2.2 (15' + 5')
10h00-10h45
Oral 5.1 (15' + 5')
Oral 5.2 (15' + 5')
10h00-10h45
Oral 7.1 (15' + 5')
Oral 7.2 (15' + 5')
Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
12h00
Registration
11h15-12h30
Oral 3.1 (15' + 5')
Oral 3.2 (15' + 5')
Oral 3.3 (15' + 5')
11h15-12h30
Oral 6.1 (15' + 5')
Oral 6.2 (15' + 5')
Oral 6.3 (15' + 5')
11h15-12h30
Oral 8.1 (15' + 5')
Oral 8.2 (15' + 5')
Oral 8.3 (15' + 5')
13h00-13h15
Welcome
12h30
Lunch
12h30
Lunch
12h30
Farewell

13h15-14h15
Keynote Biomechanics


L. Vigouroux
Prehensile capabilities of rock-climbers

13h30-14h15
Forum Session Grading  J


led by N. Draper
Consensus on climbing ability grouping

13h15-18h15
Climbing Morteratsch
 
14h15-15h00
Oral 1.1 (15' + 5')
Oral 1.2 (15' + 5')
14h15-15h00
Oral 4.1 (15' + 5')
Oral 4.2 (15' + 5')
Coffee break 15h00-18h00
Preparation Mountaineering
15h30-16h15
Oral 1.3 (15' + 5')
Oral 1.4 (15' + 5')

16h15-17h30
Special: Expedition


Roger Schäli
Recent adventures

18h30-19h45
Special: Expedition


Urs Hefti
Swiss Himlung Expedition

17h30-17h45
Information on Mountaineering
18h00
Dinner
  20h00
Conference Dinner

For more information and details about the event and activities please visit: http://www.climbing.ethz.ch