The Siberian mountain-climbing championship opened Novosibirsk (major Siberian industrial and scientific center). This championship is taking place at an artificial mountain course on the territory of the sports center of the Siberian department of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This is one of the biggest Russian sports centers.
Regional mountain-climbing competitions are being organized here for the seventh time. The competition involves 150 athletes from different Siberian cities. Champions will be chosen in four categories, i.e. bouldering (climbing several short and extremely difficult courses), climbing difficult courses, speed-climbing and the relay race.