Discover the mountains together with us



UIMLA - The Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA) was founded in France in 2004. The organization is represented by the following countries: Andorra, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Poland, Switzerland , Spain, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Italy, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Peru, Argentina, Germany, Slovakia and Romania. The main objective of UIMLA is to represent a mountain leader profession at the international level, it also takes care of standardization of qualifications standards and cooperation between member states.

Slovenia (Association of Mountain Guides of Slovenia) was accepted into the association as an aspirant in 2018 and in 2020 was confirmed as a full, independent member who can independently train international mountain leaders.

The UIMLA IML Guide and the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) Mountain Guide are the only internationally recognized professional mountain guiding qualifications in the world.

Klemen Volontar President ZPVS

With us on the way

Why go to the mountains with an International Mountain Leader UIMLA?

  • Are you an individual, a group of friends or a family and want to go to the mountains, but don't know if you can handle it on your own?
  • Perhaps you'd like the company of someone who will take care of everything, making sure that your tour will be safe, interesting and just the way you want it?
  • Maybe you don't know how to pick the right destination?
  • Having second thoughts when selecting the right gear for your tour?
  • Would you like to go on a tour that's more demanding than the ones you've been to so far?
  • Don't want to walk in large organized groups?
  • Don't want to go too fast, trying to set a new record?
  • Do you want to spend a couple of days at a time getting to know local or foreign mountains, touring from one mountain cottage to another?
  • Trekking! A longer mountaineering trip in the vastness of mountains abroad. Reaching altitudes over 5000m above sea level, living the life of the locals? Are you interested, but don't know how to tackle it?
  • Worried about injuries, afraid of exposed paths or not being able to handle the path you chose?
Licensed International Mountain Leaders UIMLA can help you make your wishes reality.

International Mountain Leader UIMLA

Has been trained in accordance with high international standards of the UIMLA. The leader will take care of everything needed for a safe and interesting tour in line with your wishes before, during and after the trip. Safety is key on your tour. Our leaders will take correct measures in every situation, advise you on the right gear and safe movements as well as ensure that your tour is as safe as possible.
You can share your wishes about the tour with your leader, suggest a peak, valley or lake, and they will try to meet your requests or suggest their own solutions. Together with your leader you will be able to create a tour that you will remember for years to come. Once you select your tour, you can leave everything in the hands of the leader. They will prepare the programme, remind you of any unusual requests if you're travelling abroad, advise you regarding your gear and physical preparation, book any transfers and accommodations you may need. Your leader is primarily your guide, your advisor and your right hand, and more often than not ends up becoming your friend.

Experience the mountains together with us


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