Held from 24-31 August in Demir Kapija, Republic of Macedonia, the UIAA Youth Commission, in partnership with the Russian Mountaineering Federation, Macedonian Mountain Sport Federation and Macedonian Sport Climbing Federation is organising a youth mountain festival and international rock climbing class.

The event is open to youngsters from 13-25+ years old. Activities include rock climbing, training, hiking, competitions, mountaineering, ecological and cultural activities and throughout opportunities to develop friendships.

Details on logistics, accommodation, pricing and equipment requirements, together with a full programme, can be found here.

Please click here to register for the event. Due to the late opening of this event please note that registration closes on 20 August.

For further details please contact Aleksandr Klenov,

A video of the 2015 edition of the Festival

Festival Programme

24 August


Arrival, registration and accommodation of participants

From 20:00 Welcome dinner

25 August 10:00 Opening ceremony

10:30 to 18:00 registration for participants of competitions and work of the Admission Commission, seminar for judges

12:00 to 14:00 Walk surroundings of Demir Kapija

15:00 to 17:00 Demonstration of competition routes

17:30 to 18:30 Meeting of the Jury with team representatives

26 August 08:00 to 18:00 Rock climbing competitions

Сlimbing lessons for beginners, hiking to the top of Prosek

27 August 08:00 to 18:00 Rock climbing competitions

Free climbing time or hiking / excursion

28 August 08:00 to 18.00 Rock climbing competitions

Сlimbing lessons for beginners about the use of TRAD equipment

Free climbing time or hiking / excursion

28 August 07:00 to 19:00 Rock climbing competitions

Free climbing time or hiking / excursion

30 August 10:00 to 12:00 Summing up the results of the competition, analysis of appeals

12:00 to 14:00 Meeting of judges together with representatives of teams.

10:00 to 13:30 Excursion to the museum and visiting the oldest winery in the Balkans

From 14:00 Winner Awards, closing of competitions, final dinner

31 August



Please note there may be some changes to the programme depending on the participants experience, the number of teams, the weather and your wishes.

For further details about the UIAA Global Youth Events please click here.