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9th International Mountain and Outdoor Sports Conference

21st – 24th November 2018

with an additional Day Seminar on Experiential Education and the Outdoors, 21st November, 9:00 – 18:00

Hosted at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Czech Republic, organised by the Department of Turistika, Outdoor Sports and Outdoor Education.

We warmly invite all experts and students from universities, leaders and trainers from (inter)national federations, policy and decision-makers to take part in the conference.

We especially support young educators, scientists and practitioners to share their research and practice, and discuss their experiences amongst internationally recognised experts. The best contributions will be nominated for the Young Investigators Award – more information here.


  1. Outdoor activities for health and well-being
  2. Outdoor and adventurous activities for learning
  3. Training and performance in outdoor sports
  4. Outdoor activities and socio-economic impacts

Practical workshop

Training and testing in climbing - more information here.

Sport climbing and bouldering have developed into well recognized competitive activities now listed in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Preparation of athletes has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. The aim of the workshop is to introduce current trends in training and testing of sport climbers. Well known researchers and national trainers (prof. Nick Draper, dr. Simon Fryer, dr. Michail Michailov, dr. David Giles, dr. Patrick Matros) will share their knowledge and present training concepts for young and adult athletes. Part of the seminar will be dedicated to present diagnostics tools to assess training characteristics specific to climbing performance.

The conference has received excellent feedback and reviews because

Charles University in Prague Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
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