The IFSC World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships (September 6-16) will see 700 of the globe’s finest daredevil climbers face gruelling mountain climbing routes as they challenge for world titles in Lead, Bouldering, Speed and Olympic Combined. The championships at the Innsbruck Climbing Centre and in the Olympiahalle, are set to play host to 30,000 fans with numerous events and workshops for spectators too. Visit www.innsbruck2018.com for details. You can follow the action live at the IFSC website. This year the World Championships will also feature 139 paraclimbing athletes competing across 12 categories.
And if you get the climbing bug, the stunning mountains that envelop the Capital of the Alps, such as the Nordkette and Patscherkofel, will provide the perfect backdrop to an adventure holiday. It takes just a few minutes to get from the city centre to various via ferrata, outdoor climbing parks and climbing centres. For details of Innsbruck’s climbing credentials visit www.climbers-city.com/en/