CONFERENCE 21ST CENTURY MOUNTAINEERING – BETWEEN SPORT AND MOVEMENT

First Notification The Mountaineering Association of Serbia organizes the Conference entitled 21st Century Mountaineering – Between Sport and Movement on the occasion of 120 years of organized mountaineering in Serbia. The Conference shall take place in Belgrade on 19th February 2021 (Friday). The targets of the Conference are as follows: Comprehending the current state of […]

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125 years of Planinski vestnik

Author: Manca Ogrin Planinski vestnik, the oldest Slovenian magazine still being published, has been with us for 125 years. The first issue was published by the Slovensko planinsko društvo (Slovenian Mountaineering Society) in Ljubljana on February 8, 1895, and the 2020 February issue, which marked the 125th anniversary, was already the 1289th edition. Planinski vestnik […]

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Tone Škarja becomes an Honorary Member of the PZS

At the Alpine Association of Slovenia’s ceremony in Laško Tone Škarja, one of the key figures of Slovenia’s success story in the Himalayas, was named an honorary member in recognition of his lifelong work in the association and outstanding achievements that have helped developed the reputation of Slovenian alpinism. At a ceremony held in the […]

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International BMU Photo Award “The Soul of the Mountain”

Mission We are delighted to announce the international photo contest “The Soul of the Mountain” for the best single exposure picture. We call upon you all who respect and love the nature to get your cameras and, in the form of feature photography, to discover the soul of the mountain: • finding an amazing spot […]

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BMU Executive Board meeting, February 21-22, Ovcar Banja, Serbia

Present: Martin Šolar, president, Alpine association of Slovenia Dragan Bulatović, secretary general, Mountaineering Association of Montenegro Jovica Ugrinovski member, Macedonian Mountain Sport Federation Andrej Ivošev, member, Mountaineering Association of Serbia Katica Garoska Acevska, BMU Magazine editor in chief Absent: Ermin Lipović, member, Mountaineering Association of BiH Key discussions and decisions for the upcoming BMU General […]

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Book ALPINE SKILLS

Translation of the book ALPINE SKILLS. Summer  (UIAA/PEZL) published by the Mountaineering Association of Serbia

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Bulgarian Tourist Union annual awards

Bulgarian Tourist Union presented its annual awards in the various categories during a solemn ceremony in Sofia on 14th of December. The special award for achievements in mountaineering went to the famous Bulgarian mountaineer Atanas Skatov. He is the first climber declared he is a vegan who climbed Everest. Atanas Skatov has conquered 11 summits […]

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ALPINISM GETS RECOGNITION FROM UNESCO AS CULTURAL HERITAGE

ALPINISM GETS RECOGNITION FROM UNESCO AS INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY Alpinism is not only a physical activity requiring athletic qualities and technical expertise. Defining it simply by pursuits like the exploration of fascinating landscapes or the quest for personal achievements is incomplete. It is all of these features and furthermore characterized by a frame […]

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Invitation: Cherni vrah peak on Vitosha mountain, Bulgaria

Ladies and Gentlemen, On 30th of June, 2018, Bulgarian Tourist Union started a wonderful initiative entitled “Women of United Europe climb together Cherni vrah peak on Vitosha mountain”, dedicated to the First Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and the designation of Sofia as European Capital of Sport in 2018.Dear guests then were […]

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