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 an immeasurable contribution initiating the establishment of BMU and strengthening the cooperation among the mountaineers of the Balkan countries.
He was one of the initiators for establishment of EUMA (European Union of Mountaineering Associations) and EUMA’s Honorary member.
During his successful career Dr. Ugrinovski was respected and well-known doctor of neurosurgery and full professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje. He was the founder and chairman of the Board of Directors of Neuromedika, the first private polyclinic in N. Macedonia.
His death is a great loss for his family, the country of N. Macedonia and the mountaineering community. He will leave a big gap in the BMU and be sorely missed as the true mountaineer, noble doctor and above all a great and dear man.
He will be remembered as a person who has given a lot for the mountaineering and for introducing the small Macedonia’s Mountaineering Federation to the world.

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