Plenary lectures

Physiology of climbing: building the way to high performance by the C-HIPPER study

Vanesa España-Romero (Spain)

President of the IRCRA
Vanesa finished her PhD at the University of Granada (Spain) and completed her post Doc in Finland, Sweden, United States and UK. As a climber for over 20 years and a Professor at the University of Cadiz (Spain), She has been researching and teaching specifically in rock climbing for years. All of her research varying aspects of Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, Fitness, Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. Last climbing project performed was named “Climbing High Performance International Project (C-HIPPER Project)”

A review of climbing-related research: from research to practice

Taylor Reed (USA)

Secretary of the IRCRA
Taylor contracts for the United States government as a Senior Analyst specializing in systems thinking, strategy, and long-range planning for catastrophic disasters.  He uses many of the same skills, tools, and approaches from his day job in his approach to teaching climbing to youth interested in national and international competition.  His primary interest is on the relationship of technical and physical factors which lead to effective climbing movement.  Taylor has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Denver, where he spent his graduate work focused on political psychology.  He lives in the state of Maryland where he consults with a small handful of athletes and works on his website:


Greetings from the President of Meiji University

International exchange program of Meiji University

Kosaku Dairokuno (JAPAN)

 Kosaku Dairokuno is a president of Meiji University.













Special reports of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Sport climbing debut at Tokyo 2020

Toru Kobinata (Japan)

Vice-president of the IFSC

Sport manager of the TOKYO 2020 Olympic Games










Sport climbing debut at Tokyo 2020 -from national and personal coaches' perspectives

Urs Stöcker (Head Coach of German National Team)

He is a Head Coach of German Olympic Team








Hiroshi Yasui (Head coach of Japan Team)

He is a Head Coach of Japan Olympic Team











Roman Krajnik (Personal coach of Olympian)

He is a personal coach of Janja Garnbret.











Scientific Invited speakers

Biomechanics & Engineering




Motor Control & Pedagogy








Training & Competition


History & Culture




Special reports from japan

Looking back my climbing journey

Yuji Hirayama (Japan)


Professional climber







My climbing enlightenment

Sachi Amma (Japan)

Two times IFSC LEAD WORLD CUP champion of the year


Climbing enlightment






Para climbing and my life

Koichiro Kobayashi (Japan)

Five-time World Champion of the Para Climbing (B1 or B2) World Championships)











Potential Benefits of Climbing in Outdoor Education

Masako Harigaya

Member of Board of Directors of  the International Camping Fellowship









Importance of "Kokutai"(the National Sports Festival) on  Sport Climbing development in JAPAN

Shinji MIZUMURA (Japan)

Board member of the Japan Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Association (JMSCA)

Vice-president of IFSC Asian Continental Council


Shinji is in charge of the "Kokutai" committee of the JMSCA. 

And some other climbing reseachers and/or legends will speak there.

Contributor of the IRCRA

Pierre Legreneur (France)

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