BALTICUM 2008 - ENG
ARTICLES GOVERNING THE 50. BALTIC STATES
MOUNTAINEERING CHAMPIONSHIP 2008
1. MISSION OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Mission of the championship is to promote mountaineering and mountain trekking and select the best climbs, treks and teams.
2. TIME AND LOCATION
2.1. The evaluation of climbing reports of the championship will take place on 17 January 2009 in Tartu (The location will be determined later).
2.2. The championship and award ceremony will be held on 17 January 2009 at 18.00 in Tartu University Cafe. Address: Ülikooli 20, Tartu, Estonia.
3. MANAGEMENT OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
3.1. Management of the championship is organized by Mountaineering Club Firn. Additional information at www.firn.ee/balticum and firn [ät] firn.ee
3.2. Chief Judge of the championship is Kalev Muru.
4. TERMS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
4.1. Members of teams must be citizens or permanent residents of the Baltic States.
4.2. Routes, eligible for the championship – climbed all over the world from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008.
4.3. Championship will be held in four categories:
a) climbing category (climbs up to 3500m);
b) technical category (climbs up to 6000 m);
c) high mountain category (climbs above 6000 m);
d) mountain trekking category.
4.4. Teams should consist of:
a) no more than 8 members of the team in the climbing and technical categories;
b) no more than 12 members of the team in the high mountain and treks categories.
4.5. Requirements for formatting route report are stated in Appendix 1. In trekking category the traditional report should be submitted (Appendix 2).
4.6. The reports should be presented in English or in Russian, preferred on printed paper and submitted to the Jury no later than 12.00 on 17 January 2009.
Alternatively, reports can be submitted to the Jury by e-mail (firn [ät] firn.ee) in the form of .PDF or .DOC no later than 15 January 2009.
5. DETERMINATION OF WINNERS
5.1. Determination of the winning team is prerogative of the Jury. The Jury consists of 6 Judges – 2 representing each participating country.
5.2. The Jury will assess ascents and routes based on reports submitted, as well as additional information provided by the representatives of the countries and teams.
5.3. The Jury will choose winners by secret voting or joint decision.
5.4. The Jury may allocate additional prizes (for originality and novelty of the route, quality of the report, etc.).
5.5. The ranking by country. First place in every category gets 10 points, second place 8 points, third place 7 points, etc. Three best ascents of each country will be chosen in each category. In case of equal score, the advantage is given to the country with most first places awarded, then with most second places, etc.
6. AWARD CEREMONY
The winning team in each category will receive medals and diplomas for each member of the team.
Appeals against the assessment of the Jury are accepted within 2 (two) hours after the announcement of awards. Three extra members (one from each country) will be added to the Jury for the examination of appeals.
The participants shall cover all costs related to the participation in the championship. The fee per person is 250 EEK (16 EUR). Two members of the Jury from each country and the Presidents of the national mountaineering associations shall be exempt from the fee. Please inform us about your participation until 15 January 2009 to firn [ät] firn.ee or tel. +37256699446 Priit Rooden.comments powered by Disqus