International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations

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The Union Internationale des Associations de Guides de Montagnes is the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations, known alternatively by its French, German and English abbreviations: UIAGM, Union Internationale des Associations de Guides de Montagnes (French), IVBV, Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbande (German), IFMGA, International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (English).



In 1965 in Zermatt (Switzerland) representatives of the mountain guides associations from Italy, France, Austria, and Switzerland decided to lay the foundations for an international federation of all mountain guides associations. The first statutes were in 1966.


The purposes of the federation are:

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