idea to set up an umbrella body to facilitate mountaineering and climbing
related sports was first mooted in 1990. A protem committee comprising
representatives from various adventure clubs in Singapore was then formed
in 1991 to spearhead the effort. With the support from the Singapore
Sports Council, the Singapore Mountaineering Federation (SMF) was officially
established in September 1993. As the National Sport Association (NSA)
for mountaineering and climbing related sports, the SMF is a federation
of adventure and mountaineering member organisations, and is run by an
elected committee of 10 persons drawn from affiliate clubs.
SMF is itself affiliated to the Asian Committee for Climbing Competition
based in South Korea and is a council member of the South-East-Asia Council
for Climbing Competition. The SMF is also a member of the UIAA, the
world body representing climbing and mountaineering.
and promote all forms of climbing and mountaineering sports in Singapore
- encompassing rock and sport climbing, snow and ice climbing, alpine climbing
and similar and related outdoor activities.
and set standards and guidelines for all climbing and mountaineering activities
information, assistance, facilities and advice on matters pertaining to
climbing and mountaineering in Singapore and elsewhere to all Members.
serve as the national body in liaising with any affiliated, federated,
or recognised mountaineering association or club in any part of the world.