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.