Mountains and People - Bulgarian Association of Mountain Leaders


     The "Mountains and People - Bulgarian Association of Mountain Leaders" is the leading non-government organization in training and legislation for mountain leaders in Bulgaria.

     The "Mountains and People - Bulgarian Association of Mountain Leaderse" was founded on 12th of November 1997 as a non-profit organization by individuals and organizations, who share professional and hobby interests for the nature in the mountains.

     The aim of the association is to help and encourage the development of sustainable, eco-tourism and outdoor activities in the mountain regions of Bulgaria. It also aims to increase the ecological behavior, boosts the creation and improvement of basic infrastructure, landmarks and equipment in the mountains and climbing areas in Bulgaria, aiming safety.

     The "Mountains and People - Bulgarian Association of Mountain Leaders" cooperates with institutions, other non-government organizations and the responsible business in tourism, whose aim is the nature conservation, sustainable development of rural and mountain regions.

     At the moment in Bulgaria there is no professional organization of mountain leaders - a real syndicate. Of all the unions of mountain leaders the "Mountains and People - Bulgarian Association of Mountain Leaders" has played the most significant role in Bulgarian legislation for implementing the profession of mountain leaders and for establishing the guidelines of mountain leaders education.

     The main fields of our work are:      Some of our major achievements concerning mountain leaders:      The association helps its members by:      At present the association has 45 members, who are active mountain leaders, working in Bulgaria and abroad.