ISMF

Council

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 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 FEDME from 1994 to 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 has been member of the ISMF Technical Group from 2018 to October 2021 and 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. He is the ISMF General Secretary since October 2021.

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.

Representative from Member Association

SANALAN, Vehbi Aytekin



Profile

Vehbi Aytekin Sanalan has been an international organiser for Ski mountaineering events since 2011 and has collaborated in the organisation of national and international races. Currently, he is a member of the International Relations Commission of the Turkish Mountaineering Federation and a national and international Ski mountaineering referee. He has participated as ski mountaineering instructor in many training programmes for referees and coaches in Turkey. He has become member of the ISMF Council since September 2020.

Representative from Member Association

PETTERSSON, Anders



Profile

Anders Pettersson is a Brazilian and Swedish national with a Masters of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration and with management courses in leading business schools. He was elected President of the Brazilian Snow Sports Federation in 2018. Brazil Team Captain at Olympic Winter Games and at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Brazilian cross country ski champion, sprint masters category. Professional career as chief executive in foreign subsidiaries and family controlled companies in Brazil. Works as a consultant in Corporate Governance. Certified by the Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute (IBGC) and by the Swedish Academy of Board Directors (Styrelseakademien). Currently he is a member of several boards including the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB). He is passionate about sports, particularly winter sports, and outdoor activities.

Representative from Member Association

MOORE, Jim



Profile

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.

Representative from Member Association

STROJNY, Monika



Profile

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.

Athlete Representative Men

CANCLINI, Nicolo Ernesto



Profile

Nicolo Ernesto Canclini loves the mountains. Since childhood, he practiced alpine skiing before moving on to ski mountaineering. Having joined the Italian ski mountaineering team as an athlete in 2013, he has won numerous medals in the World and European Championships and in the World Cup circuit (youth categories). Among the seniors, he has achieved several podiums in the World Cup and at the World Championship. Nicolo is a Carabiniere at the Italian Sports Centre and studies law at the university.

Athlete Representative Women

FATTON, Marianne



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Marianne Fatton has been competing in the ISMF World Cup circuit representing the Swiss national team since the 2014/2015 season. Passionate about ski mountaineering and keen to be involved in its development, she will represent the female athletes inside the ISMF. She is particularly talented in the Sprint discipline, so much so that she won in this specialty also in the last ISMF World Championship held in Andorra. She has also won the ISMF Overall World Cup in the 2019/2020 season. In addition to her sports activities, she is studying at a pedagogical school in Switzerland to become a teacher.

Representative from North-American Council

MIKULAS, Ram



Profile

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. It has been a passion ever since. Ram is also an avid mountain runner, cyclist, and nordic skier.