Charlie is a British broadcaster and writer with a broad spectrum of experience across different media formats. Between 2016 and 2020 he presented and commentated the live coverage of the IFSC World Cups – of which there are 20 per year in Europe, China, Japan, India, Russia and the USA – and helped to prepare climbing for its (eventually postponed) Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020.
Simon is a climber and architect based in Frankenjura, Germany, where he runs his own 5500sqm bouldering gym. Since 2011, he and his partner have been designing and building unique and functional bouldering gyms. They believe in simplicity and functionality as a main design principle. Simon shares that it is much more difficult and time-consuming to design a simple yet beautiful and functional shape than a complicated one.
Pro climber Daniel Woods is considered one of the most important climbers in the history of bouldering. He has climbed over thirty boulders graded 8C (V15) or harder, making him one of the most prolific climbers of hard boulder problems. He has also won several competitions, such as the U.S. National Bouldering Championship and some international competitions.
Alessandro joined the IFSC in 2017, and he accompanied the sport growth in its first Olympic appearance. He has worked in close contact with multiple IFSC stakeholders, to shape the IFSC event calendar of the past six years. Additionally, he is working with suppliers and brands to enhance the connection between the IFSC and the climbing industry worldwide.
Dani Castillo, Co-founder and investor of Sputnik Climbing, wears multiple hats as Commercial, Communication, and Marketing Director. With 25 years of experience, Dani excels at transforming crazy ideas into viable plans. Passionate about climbing, surfing, and culture, he always strives to think outside the box.