Prof. Dr. Volker SCHÖFFL is a Head of Sports Orthopedics, Sports Traumatology, Sports Medicine, Upper Limb Surgery | Deputy Head of Clinic for Orthopedics & Trauma Surgery Klinikum Bamberg. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery, University Erlangen, Germany, an Adjoint Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a Visiting Professor at the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences, Leeds Becket University, UK. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (WMS) and a German Board certified General Surgeon as well as an Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon. Likewise, he also holds Board degrees for Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Not only that, but he climbs for 35 years and did more than 100 first ascents up to french 8b, mostly in Laos, Thailand, South East Asia and the Frankenjura, Germany. He is a pioneer to Rock climbing in Thailand and was amongst the first group of people climbing in Krabi in 1990. He left his tracks – climbing routes all over South East Asia, Borneo, Laos etc. Furthermore, he established rock climbing in Laos and did over 100 first ascents there. He also boulders, ice climbs and does mountaineering, especially ski mountaineering. Last year, age 52, he could do his hardest boulder problem, “North Star” fb 8a+;V12 in the Frankenjura.
Vice-president of the IFSC
Sport manager of the TOKYO 2020 Olympic Games
He was a Head Coach of German National Team at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
He is a Head Coach of Japan Olympic Team, a member of Board of Directors of Japan Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Association (IFSC). He will also be in charge of the Team at the Paris Olympic Games.
He is a personal coach of Janja Garnbret, the very first Gold medalist of Women's Combined Event of Sport Climbing at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
He is a personal coach of Alexandra Miroslaw and a National coach of Polish Speed Climbing Team. She made her World Record of Women'a speed climbing at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Two time IFSC LEAD WORLD CUP overall champion
Masako is a Member of Board of Directors of the International Camping Fellowship.
Shinji is a professor of Meiji University and a board member of the Japan Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Association (JMSCA) and is in charge of the committee of the "National Sports Festival" of the JMSCA. He is also a speed climbing coach of Japan National Climbing Team and a vice-president (East Asia) of IFSC Asian Continental Council.
Four-time World Champion of the Para Climbing (B1 or B2) World Championships. He was born in Tokyo in 1968 and is now 53 years old. By encountering climbing at the age of 16, he gains a turning point in his life that he hates sports and has nothing to immerse himself in. At the age of 28, he was diagnosed with progressive eye disease and was sentenced to blindness in the near future, leading to disappointing days. After that, he was supported by various encounters and words, and at the age of 37 he established Monkey Magic, an NPO that promotes climbing for challenging people. Through rock climbing, he energetically develops various social activities, such as expanding exercise opportunities for persons with disabilities and promoting understanding of diversity. He has won the Para climbing World Championship Men's B1 Class for the fourth consecutive time. He is the representative director of NPO Monkey Magic. Co-representative of Japan Para climbing Association
Great Contributor to the 5th IRCRA Congress preparation
Former president of the IRCRA
Assistant Professor at the faculty of Sport Sciences of Lyon (France)
Biomechanics of sport climbing
First Speed Climbing champion in France