Adolf Schlunegger and Erich Sommer from Switzerland were in Kirgizstan from February 28 till March 3, 2009, to teach 22 local mountain guide candidates about ski technology, ski touring, and avalanches. The objective of this project was to expand the technical and profession-specific skills of the Kirgizstan mountain guides to an internationally recognized standard. At the same time, the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA) has been reorganized. collex supplied adhesive ski skins to the highly motivated participants.