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President of the Executive Board

20 Oct 2022

Franz Stämpfli

  • Born on 7 September 1960 in Unterseen near Interlaken (Canton Berne)
  • Married and father of four grown-up children
  • Professionally active as a lawyer and notary with his own practice
  • Languages: German, French and English
  • President of the Swiss Alpine Rescue
  • Switzerland (a foundation of the Swiss Alpine Club SAC, and REGA)
  • Member of the executive council of Swiss Olympic (National Olympic Committee) since 2004
  • Former central president of the SAC
  • Former member of the UIAA council
  • President of the Swiss League against Rheumatism since 2007
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ramseyer + Dilger Ltd.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Brünig Indoor Ltd., the national highperformance training centre for sporting marksmen
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Outdoor Interlaken Ltd.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Isenfluh-Sulwald Cable Car

Beneficial Experiences:

  • Familiar with Swiss legal issues, ICAR falls under Swiss law
  • Familiar with questions in liability law
  • Familiar with the legislation on risky and outdoor activities
  • Consultant on legal aspects of quality and risk management
  • Facilitator for new ICAR members
  • Knowledge about the tensions between state and private rescue organizations
  • Knowledge about the tensions between voluntary and professionalized rescue activity

Ideas and Objectives:

  • Handling of regulatory and professionalization trends
  • Monitoring the legal situation of mountain rescuers and organizations
  • Expansion of the association'< /span>s communication and opening up of new information channels (internal -external)
  • Maintain international lobbying for mountain rescue, in particular by promoting the partnerships with UIAA and UIAGM
  • Reappraisal of ethical and legal issues concerning rescue actions in extreme situations
  • Support and acquisition of international promotional and development projects

Contact: president(at)

Vice-President: Marie Nordgren (Sweden) vice-president(at)