meeting in Berchtesgaden 2007
The beginning of ECRA: meeting in Berchtesgaden 2007

The first idea for creating an organisation of cave rescue groups was in 2007 at a meeting of alpine karst countries held in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Then in 2008 there was a first meeting of “Alpine cave rescues” in Munich, Germany. Followed by a meeting in 2009 in Treviso/Italy and 2010 in Saalfelden, Austria, there was made the decision to invite also cave rescues from non alpine areas. In spring 2012 the decision was made to create a “European Cave Rescue Association” and it was founded in autumn 2012 in France.