International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA)

The International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) is the exclusive international umbrella federation for mountain guide associations. It governs its members, establishes standards of training and certification, and serves as the sole licensing body for mountain guides around the world.

IFMGA is also the only established organization that supports the training of mountain guides internationally. The profession of mountain guiding has been established in the European Alps for over 200 years and, over the past century, has branched out as a recognized and valued professional practice throughout the world. IFMGA’s work promotes the practice and sustainability of the mountain guide craft and profession in 26 countries.

Member category Global Major Groups Organizations
Country Switzerland
Area Europe
Head Christoph Schaub
Focal Point title IFMGA Board Member and Vice President of Technical Commissoin
Focal Point Angela Hawse
Alternate Focal Point title Mountain Guide
Alternate Focal Point Carl Lundberg
Email [email protected]
Email 2 [email protected]
Electoral Group Global Civil Society Organizations
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