ISMF

Council

President

KAEHR, Thomas



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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

LOPEZ, Lluis



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Lluis Lopez was a great Spanish athlete in the late 70s and early 80s and he got the podium in the best races of those years. Ski Mountaineering and climbing instructor, he carried out important mountaineering, climbing and ski mountaineering experiences outside Europe such as in Africa, Asia, North and South America and also at the Arctic Circle. At present he is the General Director of FEDME. He was the General Secretary of the ISMC until 2007, then he was elected President of the ISMF (2007-2011). He was the ISMF VP Treasurer (2011-2015) and VP for Sport and Events (2015-2019). He has been elected General Secretary in 2019 during the ISMF Plenary Assembly in Antalya (Turkey).

Vice-President Mktg & Communication

MOSSO, Marco



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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 Treasurer

CONDRAU, Leo



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Leo Condrau has reached a very important experience as a mountain climber thanks to many expeditions including Nepal, Andes and Kilimanjaro. He was Tours Chef of the SAC Section Pez Terri from 1989 to 1995 and the President of the SAC Section Pez Terri until 2001. He was member of the board of the SAC-CAS 2003-2011 and responsible for the competition sports (climbing and ski mountaineering). He was a member of the Swiss Climbing Sports commission and the ECSC (European Council for Sports Climbing within the IFSC). Since 2015 he is the ISMF Vice-President and Treasurer.

Vice-President Sport & Events

DUPONT, Pierre



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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.

Representative from Member Association

MEIER, Regula



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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.

Representative from Member Association

ESTEVE, Jaume



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Jaume Esteve is born in 1960 in Andorra and graduated as engineer in 1983. Professionally, he created his own iT company in 1986 and is still running it. Keen on sports, he was an International rugby player and turned rugby coach at the end of his career. Afterwards he managed a Tennis club for 7 years. Involved in organising Mountain competitions since 2004, he has been elected President of the Andorran Mountaineering Federation in 2014. He has been elected member of the ISMF Council in 2015 and designed President of the Sustainability Commission in 2017. He was appointed by the Andorran government to attend the United Nations High level Political Forum (New-York 2018) for his experience in sustainability and sports, especially in the framework of the ISMF World cup in Andorra.

Representative from Member Association

STROJNY, Monika



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Monika Strojny is a Council member of the Polish Mountaineering Federation and author of the Polish Skimo Youth Group with almost 60 kids and youngsters trained in mountains. She is a national and international ski mountaineering referee, alpine ski instructor and Tatra mountain guide. She organises one of the hardest ultra run in Poland: the Bieg Grania Tatr. She studied journalism at Warsaw University, but then moved to Zakopane to live in the mountains. Monika has been elected member of the ISMF Council in September 2019.

Representative from Member Association

MOORE, James A.



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Jim Moore is a former partner at a global financial firm, who built and ran international operations at a technology company and founded his own merchant bank that specialised in cross-border financing. He has worked in several regions around the world, including Europe, Asia and Latin America. For the last 19 years he has also been involved in land conservation and sustainable agriculture. Jim grew up in Colorado and skied and climbed mountains from a young age. He has competed in trail racing, ski mountaineering, triathlons, quads, and open water swimming. He is a Board Member of the United States Ski Mountaineering Association (USSMA) which governs competitive ski mountaineering racing in the US. He is also on the board of trustees at the World Affairs Council. Jim has a graduate degree in finance from Columbia University in New York City and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder where he ran varsity track.

Athlete Representative Women

OSICHKINA, Ekaterina



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Ekaterina Osichkina is a professional ski mountaineering athlete with experience of 6 years training and 5 years participating in the official international competitions with also many years practicing cross country skiing and biathlon. In addition, being a person focused on the constant development and improvement in all spheres, she wishes to help people by sharing own experience, by intensive communicating with them, by generating new ideas and by teaching the youngsters and beginners the sport of skimo. Ekaterina is an official assistant for the international communication in the Russian Ski mountaineering Committee, in charge of organising the participation of the Russian National Team in the international events, including: licences management, registrations, accreditations, logistics. She is studying English professionally and working as an English interpreter at the Moscow International University, Faculty of Linguistics. Ekaterina Osichkina has been the Athlete Representative Woman in the ISMF Council since March 2019.

Athlete Representative Men

DRION DU CHAPOIS, Maximilien



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Maximilien Drion Du Chapois is born in 1997 in Belgium and moved to Switzerland in 2008. Since 2008 he is deeply passionate by mountains. This is the reason why in summer he participates in mountain running races and in winter in ski mountaineering competitions. At international level, he is competing for Belgium. Apart from sport, he is studying economics at the University of Lausanne. Maximilien Drion Du Chapois has been the Athlete Representative Man in the ISMF Council since March 2019.

Representative from North-American Continental

MIKULAS, Ram



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Ram is the current US Ski Mountaineering Association President and ISMF North-American Council President. He also serves on the board of the Summit Skimo Club, a local skimo club, since he lives in Summit County, CO USA. Ram was a skier and rock and ice climber who began participating in ski mountaineering, as an athlete, over ten years ago. Itís been a passion ever since. Ram is also an avid mountain runner, cyclist, and nordic skier.

Representative from Asian Continental Council

YOO, Han Kyu



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