Board of Trustees


President: Etienne Gross, Historian, Hinterkappelen/BE,

  • Member of the Board of Trustees since 1987

  • President since 2003

  • former Editor in Chief of the monthly SAC magazine Die Alpen

  • former OC President of the Sport Climbing and Bouldering Competitions Switzerland


Martin Funk, Prof. Dr. Glaciologist ETH Zurich, Zürich/ZH

  • Board of Trustees since 2010

  • former lecturer at the ETH Zurich

  • Alpinist, Mountain Guide


Erika Hiltbrunner, Dr. phil. Botanist, Isenthal/UR

  • Board of Trustees since 2017

  • Head of the Alpine Research and Training Station Furka ALPFOR

  • Research assistant at the University of Basel, focus on biodiversity in the Alps


Hansrudolf Keusen, Dr. phil., Geologist, Rapperswil/BE,

  • Board of Trustees since 2000

  • Permafrost specialist

  • Alpinist, member of the Academic Alpine Club, Bern since 1999


Max Maisch, Prof. Dr. phil. Geographer, Gockhausen/ZH,

  • Board of Trustees since 2017

  • former lecturer at the University of Zurich, glaciology and geomorphology

  • former lecturer at the Zurich University of Education


Thomas Scheurer, Dr. phil. nat., Geographer, Münchenbuchsee/BE,

  • Board of Trustees since 2000

  • former managing director of the Interacademic Commission for Alpine Research (ICAS)

  • former head of the research commission of the Swiss National Park (SNP)


Thomas Weber-Wegst, lic. phil. II, Zoologist, Zollikerberg/ZH

  • Chief Executive since 1996

  • Board of Trustees



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