The British Association of International Mountain Leaders
Anne Arran - President
Anne Arran

Anne was first inspired by the mountains in North Wales and the Lakes as a child and then moved further afield as a teenager on hut to hut trips in Austria. More recently she has climbed and trekked in over 35 countries in the pursuit of adventure. Some of her most enjoyable moments were in making the journey, meeting indigenous communities, learning from them, sharing ideas and exploring different cultures and lifestyles.

Having left the BMC, she became President of the UIAA Youth Commission (international commission for climbing and mountaineering).  She is now a member of the UIAA Management Committee as representative for Europe – which could be an interesting role right now. She is also part of the UIAA’s Rock Climbing Award Assessment Team.  Anne is also an occasional election observer for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and has been an Election Count Officer for the United Nations and the International Organisation for Migration in Afghanistan and Turkey.

As an IML Anne qualified in 2007 and currently runs a London-based trekking business providing activities in the Pyrenees and elsewhere whilst enjoying being a mother of a lively three-year-old, Amélie. She also owns and runs Chez Arran apartments, in the Ariège region of the French Pyrenees.

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