In 1977 Camille Bournissen, Vice President of the Association of Mountain Guides of Switzerland (AGS) then, after visiting the Cordillera Blanca and observe the nonexistence of professional guides in the region despite the impressive mountain range and the huge tourism potential area, decides to initiate steps for the start of the formation of Mountain Guides in Peru.
With the first course in 1978 aspiring guides the formation of mountain guides in Peru begins and therefore also in South America. A year after the first year of Peruvian guides is done in the Swiss Alps, training sponsored by the AGS.
On October 25, 1980 was officially founded the Association of Mountain Guides of Peru with the acronym (GAMP); that same year the bilateral technical cooperation agreement signed between the governments of Peru and Switzerland for the formation of mountain guides, called "ALPS - ANDES"; the purpose of this agreement was to provide advice and technical assistance in the provision of facilities and implementation of the national development program of mountaineering; program implementation would be responsible for the AGS and the GAMP other hand, with the active participation of members of both associations.
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