ISMF

Bureau

President

KAEHR, Thomas



Profile

Thomas Kaehr is a Swiss national and trained lawyer. He was elected ISMF President in 2019. Thomas has been a former Vice-President of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Association UIAA and spent seven years as President of a local section of the Swiss Alpine Club SAC. Thomas has also been a member of SAC's Technical Ski Mountaineering Commission. He works as a consultant in Corporate Communications and Branding. Furthermore, he is a passionate photographer. The passion for the mountains led Thomas to set some ambitious goals, notably the scaling of various 6,000m peaks in Nepal and 4,000m peaks across the Alps. Furthermore, Thomas scaled Mt Elbrus (Russia) on skis. He still competes in ski mountaineering races and trail running events. Thomas enjoys transmitting his passion for ski mountaineering to others, working with partners to fund activities and developing this exciting sport on a global basis.

General Secretary

CANALS, Jordi



Profile

He is Ski mountaineering instructor since 1976 at the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya and Ski mountaineering instructor of the ENAM (National School of High Mountain) and of the ECAM (Catalonian School of High Mountain) since 1981. He is sports technician of 1st level in high mountain since 2005, Ski mountaineering National Referee since 1998 and Ski Mountaineering International Referee since 2001. He made several expeditions to the Himalaya (Everest, K2 , Manaslu, Broad Peak), Pamir and Andes and got 53 podium places in International and National skimo races from 1978 to 1990. He has been the organiser of the race of the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya at the Tuc de Mulleres (from 1982 to 1987) and Ski Mountaineering Sports Director of the FEDME from 1994 till 1997. In addition, he has been Director of the Centre de Tecnificacio Esqui de Muntanya de Catalunya (FEEC) from 1997 to 2015 (actually Consultant) and Adventure Guide Instructor in Campus Kujalleq (Ilulissat, Greenland) in 2016 and 2017. He has been member of the Technical Commission for CISAC from 1995 to 1999, Technical Delegate for CISAC in the European Championships of 1997-98-99, Technical Delegate for ISMC-UIAA in the European Championships in 2000, 2001 and 2003 and in the World Championship in 2002. He has been Technical Director for ISMC-UIAA from 2000 to 2003 and ISMC's Sports and Development Director from 2003 to 2007. He is Technical Advisor for the ISMF from 2013, skimo and International Referee Courses instructor in Argentina, Chile, Japan, China, Iran, Turkey, Canada, Kamchatka (Russia), Wyoming, Utah and Colorado (USA). He has been Technician in the Spanish Ski Mountaineering Team from 2014 to December 2017. He is member of the ISMF Technical Group from January 2018 and he has been Technical Delegate in the Andorran World Cup and in the World Championships in Villars-sur-Ollon (Switzerland) in 2019 and at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games.

First VP - Vice-President Mktg & Communication

MOSSO, Marco



Profile

Marco Mosso is the President of the Valdostan Regional Committee of the FISI (ASIVA). Over the past years he had the role of Commander of the Sport Activities Department of the Alpine Training Center and Commander of the winter sports section of the Italian Army Sports Center in Courmayeur (AO). He is a National Instructor of Mountaineering and Ski Mountaineering recognised by the Italian Alpine Club, and Alpine Ski Instructor recognised by the Italian National College of Ski Instructors. He is a member of the Council and is currently the ISMF Vice President Marketing & Communication since 2015, renewed during the 2019 ISMF Plenary Assembly in Antalya (Turkey).

Vice-President Finance

MEIER, Regula



Profile

Regula Meier obtained the Plussport certification course in skiing with blind and visually impaired persons. For almost 12 years she has been working in various functions for the SAC-CAS in the area of ski mountaineering competitions. She is an active referee and technical delegate for the ISMF. Trained youth and sports leader in ski and snowboard, she has also achieved a great experience in winter and summer mountaineering. She is Member of the Council and Antidoping Manager since 2017.

Vice-President Sport & Events

DUPONT, Pierre



Profile

Since 1980, Pierre Dupont has joined the military academy of high mountain of Chamonix (France). In 1994, with some friends he created a ski mountaineering race: the Ubaye. He became a member of the FFME in 2001 and in 2007 was elected President of the club Team Ecrins Haute Alpes. Since then, he organises national and international races. He is a member of the Council since 2015 and in 2019 he has been elected Vice-President Sport & Events.