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Welcoming new members to the UIMLA Family

During the 2020 UIMLA Virtual Annual General Assembly the delegates of member associations accepted 4 new members – two full members and two aspirant members. Those full members now have training systems that can award our prestigious diploma and their members (meeting that criteria) will wear our badge. The aspirant members are starting on their …

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AGA 2020 – Day one

We’re all very sad that we can’t be together face to face this year. The first morning of our AGA was spent looking at admin details like the minutes from last year, activity report and financial reports. These were accepted by a votes of the assembly. The activity report was already on the website During …

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Swedish Mountain Leader Association – UIMLA Assessment

The Swedish Mountain Leader Association (SFLO) are aspirant members of UIMLA and were accepted in 2018 at the AGA in Poprad, Slovakia. In October 2020 UIMLA assessors Dominique Olbrechts (BE) and Caroline Hale (UK) visited Sweden to observe a summer training course. This is one of two observation visits that UIMLA will make to assess …

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UIMLA – 2020 in review

(traduction automatique) The UIMLA Annual General Assembly, or AGA as we call it, will be held on the 6th and 7th November 2020. Originally planned to take place in Starigrad in Croatia it will now be held virtually due the current health crisis. The event is being organised and funded directly by the UIMLA Executive …

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Petition: Reform of the European Package Travel Directive

Germany (currently presiding the EU) has started a petition proposing a change to the European Package Travel Directive. The petition demands that customers pay a proportion of the cancellation fees in the event of cancellation due to force majeure. If you also would like to maintain a variety of offers and tour operators in the …

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Union of Mountain Professions – Czech Republic

Organizations associating individual mountain professions have established the Union of Mountain Professions, which aims to increase safety in the Czech mountains and improve the quality of services in the field of mountain tourism. The Union will coordinate closer cooperation between organizations and will defend the interests of its members in negotiations and relationships with the …

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International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR)

In the UIMLA strategy workshop held at the Brașov Annual General Assembly in 2019, delegates proposed that UIMLA should “maintain strong relationship[s] with relevant external partners [like] ICAR”. The UIMLA board reviewed the membership requirements for ICAR and submitted an application. The application was approved by ICAR at their board meeting in August. So I …

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