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Guida Alpina (Italy)

  • Generic name of profession

    Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Guida Alpina
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    Legge 2 gennaio 1989, n. 6
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course , Art. 11 b
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    La guida alpina svolge professionalmente l’accompagnamento e l’insegnamento di persone in arrampicata su roccia e ghiaccio, alpinismo, escursionismo sci-fuoripista e scialpinismo.Le guide alpine-maestri di alpinismo e gli aspiranti guida possono conseguire, mediante frequenza di appositi corsi di formazione organizzati dal collegio nazionale delle guide e il superamento dei relativi esami, le seguenti specializzazioni: a) arrampicata sportiva in roccia o ghiaccio; b) speleologia; c) altre specializzazioni eventualmente definite dal direttivo del collegio nazionale delle guide. Le altre specializzazioni attualmente esistenti sono: canyoning (torrentismo) e lavori in fune.
    The mountain guide professionally accompanies people during rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, off-piste ski hiking and ski-mountaineering and teaches the activities. The mountain guides-mountaineering instructors and aspiring guides can achieve the following specializations, by attending appropriate training courses organized by the national guides’ college and passing their exams: a) climbing on rock or ice; b) caving; c) other endorsements may be defined by the directors of the national guides’ college. The other specializations that currently exist are: canyoning (canyoneering) and rope work (rope access). (EN)
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