Swiss Hacking Challenge (SHC)

The Swiss Hacking Challenge (SHC), is the annual National Hacking Championship of Switzerland.
If you love to play Capture the Flag (CTF), love Hacking and Cyber Security, you are completely right here!

Important: EVERYONE can join the qualifiers for fun!
But to get further, the Qualification Requirements apply.

The SHC is the entry to these competitions:
  • European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC)
  • International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC)
  • SwissSkills: Trade 54 Cyber Security
  • WorldSkills: Trade 54 Cyber Security
Qualification Requirements:
  • 14 - 25 years old
  • Swiss Citizenship

The SHC2024 qualifier is over!

We enjoy the SHC2024 qualifier with a look back on older times! The internal services of the fictional General Management LLC were exploited successfully! Here are the rankings after the intense, two month qualification round:

Junior Senior Open


Ready to start hacking and capture the flags?
Join our Discord Server!

Looking for past challenges?

You can always play challenges in the /mnt/ain challenge library - it hosts a lot of past years challenges and is available the whole year around!

Go to the /mnt/ain challenge library

Team /mnt/ain (m0unt41n)

Team /mnt/ain (m0unt41n) or "Team Mountain" is the Swiss National Hacking Team.
CTFTime Profile: Team /mnt/ain

SHC players join Team /mnt/ain in the training process.
Team /mnt/ain is competing all year along in online and on-site CTF events.

To join Team Mountain qualify for the finals!

SHC Overview

The following overview shows the yearly cycle of qualification and competitions. In the SHC Qualification, everyone can participate. However, only those eligible to participate at ECSC or SwissSkills can advance to the next level (see qualification requirements). We prepare both Trade 54 and ECSC candidates together for the SHC Final. After the final, the 10 that made the cut for the ECSC team and the 2 selected to represent Switzerland at the WorldSkills are trained separately. Everyone who qualified for the final is free to join the /mnt/ain CTF team.