Our Logo – the Edelweiss

The flower on the UIMLA (Union of International Mountain Leaders) logo is the edelweiss. So, what do we know about this iconic flower?

The Latin name is Leontopodium Alpinum. It flowers between July and September and grows up to 22cm high. The edelweiss can be found in the Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathians and Balkans. The edelweiss is actually quite rare. It favours lime rich and stony soil around 2000m above sea level.


The use of the UIMLA logo and acronym is reserved. The UIMLA member associations can use the logo and the acronym. As a result, the usage is extended to the members of the national associations that are a member of the UIMLA. This usage lets a member display his membership to the UIMLA and to be differentiated from other mountain leaders that are not members of a national association.

The exact conditions for use of the UIMLA logo can be found in the UIMLA Logo Policy on our page with public documents.


The UIMLA logo and/or acronym must not be used by members to suggest the support of UIMLA to matters or activities subject to controversy. Nor should they be used to make a reader believe that it is an official UIMLA document.

Usage rights

Usage rights of UIMLA logo and acronym are under the control of the national associations that are a member of the UIMLA. It is their responsibility to check that the usage of the logo and acronym is only made by members of their association. In the same way, they are responsible to check that the UIMLA logo and/or acronym are used in an appropriate way.

Please note, we are unable to supply badges or other items to collectors.