History of IFMGA

 The IFMGA was founded in 1965 by Italy (Aosta valley), France, Austria and Switzerland.

 

More and more countries joined:

  • 1969 Germany
  • 1973 Canada
  • 1976 South Tyrol
  • 1977 Great Britain
  • 1981 New Zealand
  • 1982 Norway
  • 1990 Peru
  • 1991 Japan
  • 1994 Spain
  • 1996 Slovakia
  • 1997 Slovenia
  • 1997 Sweden
  • 1997 USA
  • 2000 Poland
  • 2004 Bolivia, first country without skiing. The ENSA in Chamonix is at the moment responsible for the training.
  • 2005 Argentina and Greece. GR has to train ski and high alpine tours in the Alps under supervision.
  • 2006 Czech Republic
  • 2009 Greece’s membership is suspended, because there is no training going on.
  • 2011 The five Greek mountain guides have to join another national association and have to attend a further education course there in order to keep their international stamp also in the future.
  • 2012 Nepal can be admitted as a member. 24 mountain guides have got the IFMGA certification.

 

The IFMGA history in more details.