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Climbing has a problem! Real talk with Prof. Dr. med. Volker Schöffl

Author(s): Alex Megos
Video Release Date: August 11, 2023
Video Source: YouTube

Alexander Megos sits down with Dr. Volker Schöffl, a respected figure in the climbing and medical communities. In this candid and thought-provoking interview titled ‘Climbing Has a Problem! Real Talk with Volker Schöffl,’ Megos delves deep into the critical issue of eating disorders and their impact on athletes in the climbing world. Dr. Schöffl, an expert in sports medicine, sheds light on his decision to resign from the IFSC’s Medical Commission due to their inadequate response to the RED-S syndrome (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport). Together, they explore the urgent need for comprehensive measures to address this pressing concern, discuss recent developments in climbing regulations, and offer insights into the path forward for a healthier and more supportive climbing community. Don’t miss this insightful conversation that tackles a crucial topic in the world of climbing.

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