On Friday, 7. April 2017, the international climbing elite gathers in Switzerland. Reason for the meeting is the first competition of the Boulder World Cup 2017. The competition takes place within the framework of the Haslital Mountain Festival.
Around the tennis hall Meiringen is currently busy. Carpenters, builders, event technicians and route builders are busy at work. The tennis hall Meiringen becomes a bouldering arena with ten boulder walls, each five meters high.
World champion Petra Klingler also starts the season at the Boulder World Cup
For the Boulder World Cup in Meiringen, the SAC Swiss Climbing Team is traveling to the Bernese Oberland with nine ladies and ten men. The Swiss team is led by Petra Klingler, who won the Boulder World Championship last season in Paris.
"Like every year, I'm looking forward to tackling the new season. Of course, comes with the title and a greater pressure. But I try not to overstate the expectations of myself. Of course I would love to climb the podium.
But at the beginning of the season it is difficult to estimate where the other athletes are. Only at the first competition does it become clear what the others did during the winter, "says the 25-year-old woman from Zurich.
Exciting supporting program of the Haslital Mountain Festival
The Boulderworld Cup is part of the Haslital Mountain Festival with its exciting supporting program. Part of the festival is also the well-known film series Banff. The program of the Haslital Mountain Festival and the details of the Boulder World Cup can be found here and on the website of the organizers.
Saturday, 18. March to Tuesday, 4. April 2017, cinema Meiringen
Film series «Passion in the mountains»
Program IFSC Climbing World Cup
Thursday, 6. April 2017, Boulder Arena, climbing hall Haslital
18.45 - 19.45 h Opening Ceremony Haslital Mountain Festival
21.30 h Welcome Get Together, Sherlock Lounge
Friday, 7. April 2017, Boulder Arena, climbing hall Haslital
10.00 - 14.30 h IFSC Climbing World Cup: Men's Qualification
16.30 - 20.00 h IFSC Climbing World Cup: Women's Qualification
20.00 - 22.30 h Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
23.00 h Climber`s Party, Sherpa Club
Saturday, 8. April 2017, Boulder Arena, climbing hall Haslital
11.00 - 14.00 h IFSC Climbing World Cup: semi-final women and men
18.30 - 20.30 h IFSC Climbing World Cup: Final Ladies and Men
Afterwards award ceremony and afterparty at the Sherpa club
Sunday, 9. April 2016, Boulder Arena, climbing hall Haslital
From 9 Mammoth Youth Climbing Cup
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