Camera of Kosta Lazarevski, First International Mountaineering Orienteering Competition – 2016, Pokljuka, Slovenia

Reminder: September 30th to October 2nd 2016, the Pokljuka Plateau, with its vast expanses of forests, hosted the first International Mountaineering Orienteering Competition organized by the Youth Commission of the Alpine Association of Slovenia in cooperation with the Balkan Mountaineering Union. Twenty-one teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia competed in […]

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ACCESS RESTRICTIONS IN THE GALICICA NATIONAL PARK

UIAA full member, the Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia (FPSM), with the support of the UIAA Access Working Group, wishes to share details of access restrictions imposed on climbers visiting the Galičica National Park. BACKGROUND The Galičica National Park is situated in the Galicica range and forms part of the mountain range of Shara-Pind. Due […]

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The first guidebook of Slovenian modern multi-pitch routes

The Publishing House of the Alpine Association of Slovenia has published a new guide book: Moderne večraztežajne smeri (Modern Multi-pitch Climbs) by Andrej Grmovšek and Viktor Relja. It’s the first of its kind in Slovenia and all the essential information is provided not only in Slovenian but also in English. Andrej Grmovšek and Viktor Relja […]

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Bojan Kirov and the World Day of Diabetes

Hi, My name is Bojan Kirov, known by my friends and relatives as Jimmy. I am 45 years old (I was born on December 12, 1975). I have been living with diabetes type 1 and with insulin therapy since I was two years old (I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 1 on January 9th, 1978). […]

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Border peaks between the Balkan countries have always been subject of dispute

Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia (FPSM) has already established very good cooperation with the mountaineering and climbing federations of Albania and Kosovo in order to avoid disagreements in marking the border peaks. FPSM will extend this cooperation with both federations to choose appropriate signs and to mark the border peaks.

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Collaboration on the translation of the Petzl Handbook “Alpine Skills: Summer”

During 2019 the Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia (FPSM) has undertaken the task to translate the Petzl Handbook “Alpine Skills: Summer” into Macedonian language (translator: Katica Garoska Acevska). During the translation of the Handbook, the need for revision of the Meteorology section emerged. Gligor Mitkovski, aviation meteorologist from North Macedonia, in collaboration with his colleagues […]

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Mountain Guides Training organized by the Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia

Mountain Guides Training organized by the Mountaineering Federation of North Macedonia (FPSM), in the frames of the UNDP Project “Improving the management of protected areas”.   Certified training of 27 female mountain guides September 3-7, 2020, Pelister National Park, North Macedonia   “It was a very hard Programme, the training was customized for the participants […]

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The Climbing Initiative – Case Study: North Macedonia

North Macedonia, a country nested in the Balkans, is an emerging climbing destination. The country’s rich history of mountaineering acts as a foundation for the growth of sport climbing and bouldering in the modern era. The country is home to a small but dedicated group of climbers and it welcomes a respectable number of European […]

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CONFERENCE 21ST CENTURY MOUNTAINEERING – BETWEEN SPORT AND MOVEMENT

Revised 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 […]

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