Watch Hanno Doenz’s presentation below:
Environmental Practices of the International Federation of Mountain Guides.
The foundation, history, and options in a mountain guide’s daily work vary widely across IFMGA member countries worldwide. Originally the IFMGA (a.k.a. UIAGM) started in Alpine countries, where there are few spaces without paths, cable cars, mountain huts, roads, and/or ski stations. Then the IFMGA expanded to North America where there are very structured regulations, especially in the national parks. Now the IFMGA also covers the very remote mountain ranges in South America and Central Asia. Due to this great variety, the work and the education of mountain guides has to follow diverse approaches to sustainability. Yet the goal is the same all over the world: to conserve the mountain areas for future generations, bearing in mind that these regions are also the base for the furtherance professional guiding.
Hanno Doenz, a former teacher and Austrian mountain guide for over 25 years, has been a member of the board of the guides’ association. In his two years as president of the IFMGA, his responsibility is to organize and coordinate guide education worldwide.
View Hanno’s slides below: