EEMGA second generation entry test

The East European Mountain Guides Association is a programme that established consistent training for mountain guides East European countries without IFMGA member associations. It was designed as an offer for guides in non-IFMGA countries from Eastern and South Eastern Europe. 
From February 27 to March 4, the EEMGA in cooperation with the Slovenian Mountain Guides Association – ZGVS, had the second generation entry test. The group that consisted of 16 people had 5 guides from Bulgaria, 5 from Romania, 2 from Hungary, 1 from Czech Republic, 1 from Slovenia, 1 form Croatia and 1 from Ukraine. The test was developed in Slovenia in Kranjska Gora for ice and ski and in Crni Kai for rock. 
Reiner Taglinger from Germany (President of the Technical Commission of IFMGA), Peter Jeromel, Tadej Debevec, Ales Cesen from Slovenia and Cosmin Andron from Romania composed the examination commission that tested the guides on:
– Rock climbing on-sight grade 5c in mountaineering boots
– Rock climbing on-sight grade 6b minimum in rock shoes
– Ice climbing with ice axe and 10 point crampons, using classical techniques
– Steep ice grade WI4 climbing with two ice axes
– Ski down and skin up on varied terrain, regardless of snow conditions and with a 10Kg rucsack
– A general ability test in mountain terrain
he candidates that passed the exams and will begin the aspirant guide training in autumn are:
– Stanislav Bartosek (Czech Republic)
– Milen Bratanov (Bulgaria)
– Aleko Darjikov (Bulgaria)
– Catalin Dobre (Romania)
– Vasile Dumitrica (Romania)
– Catalin Fratila (Romania)
– Karoly Gombos (Hungary)
– Balint Hejja (Hungary)
– Kosyo Lokmadzhiev (Bulgaria)
– Zhivko Zhechev (Bulgaria)