MINUTES FROM BMU GENERAL ASSEMBLY METEORA GREECE

MINUTES from Balkan Mountain Union General Assembly 2023 September 16th, 2023, Meteora, Greece The BMU 23 GA meeting took place in Meteora, Greece organized and hosted by the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (EOOA). More than 20 participants and delegates attended BMU General Assembly from 10 countries: N. Macedonia, Slovenia, BiH, Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro, […]

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Prof. Dr. Jovica Ugrinovski…

Prof.Dr. Jovica Ugrinovski, the initiator and long-time president (2009-2019) of the Balkan Mountaineering Union (BMU) and the long-term president of the Macedonian Mountaineering Federation (2001-2021) passed away on November 29, 2022 at the age of 77. The BMU sadly lost an important member, ex-president, who was the heart and soul of the Union. He made […]

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Balkan mountaineering orienteering competition 2022

Author: Ana Suhadolnik Balkan mountaineering orienteering competition 2022 yet again took place in Pokljuka, Slovenia, after six years. Event, organised by MK PZS, lasted from 30th of September till 2nd of October and was attended by 31 orienteering teams from 6 Balkan countries. Weekend passed quickly leaving us only with pleasant memories and new friends. […]

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The BMU ZOOM MEETING MINUTES

February 23, 2021 at 6,30pm Present: Martin Šolar, president, Alpine association of Slovenia Dragan Bulatovic, secretary general, Mountaineering Association of Montenegro Jovica Ugrinovski, member, Macedonian Mountain Sport Federation Andrej Ivošev, member, Mountaineering Association of Serbia Abesent: Ermin Lipović, member, Mountaineering Association of BiH Approval of Agenda of the IO BMU Ovčar Banja (Serbia), February 2020. […]

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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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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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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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I’d rather be hiking: Medenica

Hiking trail “Medenica” The hiking trail to peak Medenica is one of the most beautiful and vivid trails in our country. It lies on the mountain Bistra in the middle of the National Park “Mavrovo”. Climbing the peak can be done on a hiking trail that starts from the area called Toni Voda, an upland […]

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New President of the Bulgarian Tourist Union

The 51st Extraordinary Congress of BTU took place on June 15th in Sofia. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ventsi Rossmanov was elected President of BTU. He is also a Chairman of Tourist Association “Kaylushka dolina” – Pleven. A new Management Board and Supervisory Board were also elected.

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Minutes from the 20th BMU meeting, May 24-26, 2019, Korca, Albania

Welcome speech given by Jani Ziso, host and president of the Albanian Federation of Mountaineering & Climbing Welcome speech given by the mayor of Korca. In his opening words the BMU president Jovica Ugrinovski welcomed the delegates to the 20th BMU General meeting. All delegations were present. For the first time the EUMA officials were […]

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