Puimichel – France, 23 – 26 September 1993

  • 12th meeting
  • Local organizers: Paul Roggemans (IMO).
  • 55 participants from 16 countries: Belgium (8), Bulgaria (1), Croatia (2), Germany (8), France (3), Hungary (8), Italy (2), Romania (2), Russia (2), the Netherlands (4), Serbia (1), Slovakia (6), Slovenia (1), Spain (4), Tadjikistan (1) and U.K. (2).
  • 30 presentations (22 lectures, 10 posters) of which 30 were published in the Proceedings.
  • IMC 1993 Proceedings (ISBN 978-2-87355-005-9): 113 pages (eds. Paul Roggemans, Cis Verbeeck).
  • Contents: Perseids 1993, radiants – telescopic plotting errors – sporadic activity – forward scatter – Taurid meteoroid complex – photographic spatial number densities.
  • Participation fee 90 Euro.

Initially, the 1993 IMC was planned to take place in England. When this failed to be possible, the IMO had to organize the event without a local organizing committee. The observing place, Puimichel, with its poor accommodation, served as IMC host, but it required a great deal of improvisation. The Perseid outbursts in 1992 and 1993 explain the high number of presentations on this favorite shower at this IMC. Radio meteor observing got plenty of attention at this IMC with several presentations. An excursion was organized to the Canyon du Verdon where the typical village Moustiers-St.Marie was visited and some breathtaking views were offered in the largest canyon of Europe. Despite the primitive housing conditions, the heavy rain on the day of arrival, and some problems with a power blackout during the first session, the atmosphere was most enjoyably informal and relaxed. Wine and water were served for free during lunch which was much appreciated. The number of IMC participants temporarily almost doubled the number of inhabitants of the small village where several houses were rented to accommodate IMC attendees. After a visit by some journalists to the IMC, the local authorities were surprised to read on the front of the newspapers how many nationalities were represented at it, that they spontaneously apologized for being absent at the opening, as well as for the power failure during the opening lecture.

Acknowledgement: We thank Roberto Gorelli, Axel Haas, Urijan Poerink and Casper ter Kuile for providing photographs for this overview of the 1993 IMC.


The Proceedings of the International Meteor Conference, Puimichel 1993.

The Proceedings of the International Meteor Conference, Puimichel 1993.

Despite the reputation of the region of the 1993 IMC, famous for its large number of clear nights, the IMC started in the clouds with heavy rains that turned roads into waterfalls (credit Axel Haas).

Despite the reputation of the region of the 1993 IMC, famous for its large number of clear nights, the IMC started in the clouds with heavy rains that turned roads into waterfalls (credit Axel Haas).

When the clouds disappeared, the landscape revealed itself as a painting (credit Casper ter Kuile).

When the clouds disappeared, the landscape revealed itself as a painting (credit Casper ter Kuile).

As the clouds vanished, the village, host of the 1993 IMC, showed itself (credit Urijan Poerink).

As the clouds vanished, the village, host of the 1993 IMC, showed itself (credit Urijan Poerink).

The former meteor observing site Puimichel served as IMC host, the village Puimichel situated on a hill has a history going back to the Roman time (credit Casper ter Kuile).

The former meteor observing site Puimichel served as IMC host, the village Puimichel situated on a hill has a history going back to the Roman time (credit Casper ter Kuile).

A walk through the pitoresque streets leads to the conference room (credit Axel Haas).

A walk through the pitoresque streets leads to the conference room (credit Axel Haas).

A view of the street to the conference room (credit Casper ter Kuile).

A view of the street to the conference room (credit Casper ter Kuile).

The conference room was in an old chapel renovated to serve as multifunctional room (credit Axel Haas).

The conference room was in an old chapel renovated to serve as multifunctional room (credit Axel Haas).

The conference room was situated on the top of the hill of Puimichel (credit Casper ter Kuile).

The conference room was situated on the top of the hill of Puimichel (credit Casper ter Kuile).

At the conference room a fantastic panorama was seen, here in the direction of the Canyon du Verdon, destination of the excursion at the 1993 IMC (credit Axel Haas).

At the conference room a fantastic panorama was seen, here in the direction of the Canyon du Verdon, destination of the excursion at the 1993 IMC (credit Axel Haas).

At the conference room a fantastic panorama was seen, here in the direction of the Canyon du Verdon, destination of the excursion at the 1993 IMC (credit Casper ter Kuile).

At the conference room a fantastic panorama was seen, here in the direction of the Canyon du Verdon, destination of the excursion at the 1993 IMC (credit Casper ter Kuile).

The typical different street levels in Puimichel (credit Axel Haas).

The typical different street levels in Puimichel (credit Axel Haas).

Some 30 participants stayed in 'La Remise' an extremely primitive housing where also the meals were served (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Some 30 participants stayed in ‘La Remise’ an extremely primitive housing where also the meals were served (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Some participants stayed in groups of about 6 in different houses, here a view on the market place (credit Axel Haas).

Some participants stayed in groups of about 6 in different houses, here a view on the market place (credit Axel Haas).

The way to the IMC was indicated at many corners, here in front of the local pub (credit Axel Haas).

The way to the IMC was indicated at many corners, here in front of the local pub (credit Axel Haas).

The views in the village of the 1993 IMC host would inspire any painter (credit Axel Haas).

The views in the village of the 1993 IMC host would inspire any painter (credit Axel Haas).

The views in the village of the 1993 IMC host would inspire any painter (credit Axel Haas).

The views in the village of the 1993 IMC host would inspire any painter (credit Axel Haas).

The views in the village of the 1993 IMC host would inspire any painter (credit Axel Haas).

The views in the village of the 1993 IMC host would inspire any painter (credit Axel Haas).

The views in the village of the 1993 IMC host would inspire any painter (credit Axel Haas).

The views in the village of the 1993 IMC host would inspire any painter (credit Axel Haas).

View from the conference room in the direction of the former amateur observatory in Puimichel, closed since 1995 (credit Casper ter Kuile).

View from the conference room in the direction of the former amateur observatory in Puimichel, closed since 1995 (credit Casper ter Kuile).

View on the domes of the nearby famous St. Michel Observatory, where astronomers have many large telescopes at their disposal (credit Casper ter Kuile).

View on the domes of the nearby famous St. Michel Observatory, where astronomers have many large telescopes at their disposal (credit Casper ter Kuile).

The first evening, after a welcome drink, dinner was served in the conference room, at left we see Roland Egger photographing, at the end of the table Axel Haas. Then from l.to r. André Knöfel, Detlef Koschny, Jacob Kuiper, Evelyne Blomme (standing), Felix Bettonvil, Paul Roggemans (standing), Sirko Molau (standing) and Urijan Poerink seated in front (credit Casper ter Kuile).

The first evening, after a welcome drink, dinner was served in the conference room, at left we see Roland Egger photographing, at the end of the table Axel Haas. Then from l.to r. André Knöfel, Detlef Koschny, Jacob Kuiper, Evelyne Blomme (standing), Felix Bettonvil, Paul Roggemans (standing), Sirko Molau (standing) and Urijan Poerink seated in front (credit Casper ter Kuile).

From l.to r. André Gabriel, Dany Cardoen, Josep Trigo and Eva Terron (credit Casper ter Kuile).

From l.to r. André Gabriel, Dany Cardoen, Josep Trigo and Eva Terron (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Malcolm Currie presenting 'An assessment of plotting errors of telescopic Geminids', at right we see Jürgen Rendtel and Paul Roggemans, standing (credit Axel Haas).

Malcolm Currie presenting ‘An assessment of plotting errors of telescopic Geminids’, at right we see Jürgen Rendtel and Paul Roggemans, standing (credit Axel Haas).

A look into the conference room. In the background seated from l.to r. Stanislav Kaniansky, Jan Fabricius (partly hidden), Juraj Skvarka, Daniel Ocenas, Adrian Sava and Valentin Grigore. In the front Michel Cresson, Roland Egger (looking down), Roberto Gorelli, Paolo Pescatori (orange jacket), Javier Mendez, Subhon Ibadov and Alexandra Terentjeva almost hidden (credit Axel Haas).

A look into the conference room. In the background seated from l.to r. Stanislav Kaniansky, Jan Fabricius (partly hidden), Juraj Skvarka, Daniel Ocenas, Adrian Sava and Valentin Grigore. In the front Michel Cresson, Roland Egger (looking down), Roberto Gorelli, Paolo Pescatori (orange jacket), Javier Mendez, Subhon Ibadov and Alexandra Terentjeva almost hidden (credit Axel Haas).

The audience first three rows from l.to r. Evelyne Blomme, Roland Winkler, Roland Egger, Eva Bujorova, Javier Mendez, Michel Cresson, David Asher, Luis Bellot in front, Jacob Kuiper, Marc Fourneaux, Felix Bettonvil, Paolo Pescatori, Urijan Poerink, Roberto Gorelli, Stanislav Kaniansky partly hidden, Jan Fabricius, Juraj Skvarka, Subhon Ibadov, Daniel Ocenas, Alexandra Terentjeva, Adrian Sava and Valentin Grigore (credit Casper ter Kuile).

The audience first three rows from l.to r. Evelyne Blomme, Roland Winkler, Roland Egger, Eva Bujorova, Javier Mendez, Michel Cresson, David Asher, Luis Bellot in front, Jacob Kuiper, Marc Fourneaux, Felix Bettonvil, Paolo Pescatori, Urijan Poerink, Roberto Gorelli, Stanislav Kaniansky partly hidden, Jan Fabricius, Juraj Skvarka, Subhon Ibadov, Daniel Ocenas, Alexandra Terentjeva, Adrian Sava and Valentin Grigore (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Audience from l.to r. Roland Egger, Evelyne Blomme, Eva Bujorova, Roland Winkler, Luis Bellot, Josep Trigo, David Asher and Malcolm Currie standing, Vladimir Lukic and Jean-Marc Wislez on the stairs, Krisztián Sárneczky (seated), Michel Cresson seated at the table, Korlevic Korado (half seated), Alan Pevec (standing), Ákos Kereszturi (seated), Subhon Ibadov (front), Paolo Pescatori and Marc Fourneaux (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Audience from l.to r. Roland Egger, Evelyne Blomme, Eva Bujorova, Roland Winkler, Luis Bellot, Josep Trigo, David Asher and Malcolm Currie standing, Vladimir Lukic and Jean-Marc Wislez on the stairs, Krisztián Sárneczky (seated), Michel Cresson seated at the table, Korlevic Korado (half seated), Alan Pevec (standing), Ákos Kereszturi (seated), Subhon Ibadov (front), Paolo Pescatori and Marc Fourneaux (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Tom Roelandts presenting 'Description of RAMSES automated forward scatter system' (credit Urijan Poerink)

Tom Roelandts presenting ‘Description of RAMSES automated forward scatter system’ (credit Urijan Poerink)

Tom Roelandts presenting 'Description of RAMSES automated forward scatter system' (credit Urijan Poerink)

Tom Roelandts presenting ‘Description of RAMSES automated forward scatter system’ (credit Urijan Poerink)

Valentin Grigore presenting 'First meteor camp in Romania', at the left corner of the photo we recognize David Asher and Krisztián Sárneczky in the public (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Valentin Grigore presenting ‘First meteor camp in Romania’, at the left corner of the photo we recognize David Asher and Krisztián Sárneczky in the public (credit Casper ter Kuile).

André Knöfel and Jürgen Rendtel showing the location of the 1994 IMC in Bulgaria (credit Casper ter Kuile).

André Knöfel and Jürgen Rendtel showing the location of the 1994 IMC in Bulgaria (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Frederic Courbin at work in the kitchen of 'La Remise' (credit Axel Haas).

Frederic Courbin at work in the kitchen of ‘La Remise’ (credit Axel Haas).

In the kitchen of La Remise (credit Axel Haas).

In the kitchen of La Remise (credit Axel Haas).

Eva Bujorova and Evelyne Blomme (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Eva Bujorova and Evelyne Blomme (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Jacob Kuiper with candle and wine (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Jacob Kuiper with candle and wine (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Lunch in La Remise, from l.to r.André Knöfel, Roland Winkler, Roberto Gorelli, Paolo Pescatori, Felix Bettonvil, Urijan Poerink, André Gabriel, Jacob Kuiper and Korlevic Korado (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Lunch in La Remise, from l.to r.André Knöfel, Roland Winkler, Roberto Gorelli, Paolo Pescatori, Felix Bettonvil, Urijan Poerink, André Gabriel, Jacob Kuiper and Korlevic Korado (credit Casper ter Kuile).

From l.to r. Jürgen Rendtel, Sirko Molau in front, Josep Trigo, Paul Roggemans standing, two residents not of the IMC (at right Bertus Van Gemeren), Jean-Marc Wislez and Werner Depoorter (credit Axel Haas).

From l.to r. Jürgen Rendtel, Sirko Molau in front, Josep Trigo, Paul Roggemans standing, two residents not of the IMC (at right Bertus Van Gemeren), Jean-Marc Wislez and Werner Depoorter (credit Axel Haas).

From l.to r. Marc Gyssens, Sirko Molau, Axel Haas, Rainer Arlt, David Asher, Malcolm Currie, Michel Cresson and Marc Fourneaux (credit Casper ter Kuile).

From l.to r. Marc Gyssens, Sirko Molau, Axel Haas, Rainer Arlt, David Asher, Malcolm Currie, Michel Cresson and Marc Fourneaux (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Some of the IMC-participants from Hungary. From the left corner of the table going around the table: László Gyarmati, someone hidden, Krisztián Sárneczky, István Tepliczky, György Horváth, György Szolcsányi, Bálint Szolcsányi (face hidden), Erika Bársony and Dany Cardoen in front (credit Axel Haas).

Some of the IMC-participants from Hungary. From the left corner of the table going around the table: László Gyarmati, someone hidden, Krisztián Sárneczky, István Tepliczky, György Horváth, György Szolcsányi, Bálint Szolcsányi (face hidden), Erika Bársony and Dany Cardoen in front (credit Axel Haas).

From l.to r. Stanislav Kaniansky, Subhon Ibadov, Valentin Grigore, Evelyne Blomme, Alan Pevec and Vladimir Lukic in the background at right, Juraj Skvarka and on the edge Pavol Rapavy (?) (credit Casper ter Kuile).

From l.to r. Stanislav Kaniansky, Subhon Ibadov, Valentin Grigore, Evelyne Blomme, Alan Pevec and Vladimir Lukic in the background at right, Juraj Skvarka and on the edge Pavol Rapavy (?) (credit Casper ter Kuile).

From l.to r. Sirko Molau, Frederic Courbin, Dany Cardoen, Arlette Steenmans, two visitors and André Gabriel (credit Axel Haas).

From l.to r. Sirko Molau, Frederic Courbin, Dany Cardoen, Arlette Steenmans, two visitors and André Gabriel (credit Axel Haas).

From table end l.to r. Werner Depoorter, André Gabriël, Felix Bettonvil, Jacob Kuiper and Urijan Poerink (credit Casper ter Kuile).

From table end l.to r. Werner Depoorter, André Gabriël, Felix Bettonvil, Jacob Kuiper and Urijan Poerink (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Group photo, from l.to r. Jürgen Rendtel, Eva Bujorova, Paul Roggemans, group of Hungarian meteor workers, Marc Gyssens, Roland Egger, Evelyne blomme, Subhon Ibadov and Oleg Bel'kovich (credit Axel Haas).

Group photo, from l.to r. Jürgen Rendtel, Eva Bujorova, Paul Roggemans, group of Hungarian meteor workers, Marc Gyssens, Roland Egger, Evelyne blomme, Subhon Ibadov and Oleg Bel’kovich (credit Axel Haas).

From l.to r. Roland Egger, the group of Hungarian participants in the background, Subhon Ibadov, Alexandra Terentjeva, Oleg Bel'kovich, Detlef Koschny and Sirko Molau (credit Casper ter Kuile).

From l.to r. Roland Egger, the group of Hungarian participants in the background, Subhon Ibadov, Alexandra Terentjeva, Oleg Bel’kovich, Detlef Koschny and Sirko Molau (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Seated l.to r. László Gyarmati, Paolo Pescatori, Alan Pevec, Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Vladimir Lukic partly hidden, Malcolm Currie, Detlef Koschny, Jürgen Rendtel, Paul Roggemans, Valentin Grigore, Korlevic Korado, Casper ter Kuile. Standing l.to r. Luis Bellot, Roberto Gorelli, Aram Karalič, Eva Bujorova, Krisztián Sárneczky, Evelyne Blomme, Alexandra Terentjeva, Ákos Kereszturi, Marc Fourneaux, Subhon Ibadov, György Horváth, Michel Cresson, Pierre Vingerhoets, André Knöfel, Rainer Arlt, Felix Bettonvil partly hidden, Tom Roelandts partly hidden, Werner Depoorter, Sirko Molau partly hidden, Daniel Ocenas partly hidden, Miroslav Znásik and Stanislav Kaniansky (credit Axel Haas).

Seated l.to r. László Gyarmati, Paolo Pescatori, Alan Pevec, Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Vladimir Lukic partly hidden, Malcolm Currie, Detlef Koschny, Jürgen Rendtel, Paul Roggemans, Valentin Grigore, Korlevic Korado, Casper ter Kuile. Standing l.to r. Luis Bellot, Roberto Gorelli, Aram Karalič, Eva Bujorova, Krisztián Sárneczky, Evelyne Blomme, Alexandra Terentjeva, Ákos Kereszturi, Marc Fourneaux, Subhon Ibadov, György Horváth, Michel Cresson, Pierre Vingerhoets, André Knöfel, Rainer Arlt, Felix Bettonvil partly hidden, Tom Roelandts partly hidden, Werner Depoorter, Sirko Molau partly hidden, Daniel Ocenas partly hidden, Miroslav Znásik and Stanislav Kaniansky (credit Axel Haas).

Seated from l.to r. Eva Terron, Bertus van Gemeren, Josep Trigo, Luis Bellot, Alan Pevec, Paolo Pescatori, Marc Gyssens, Vladimir Lukic almost completely hidden, Jean-Marc Wislez, Malcolm Currie, David Asher - hidden, Paul Roggemans, Miroslav Znasik, Valentin Grigore and Roland Winkler. Standing from l.to r.Javier Mendez, Aram Karalič, Axel Haas - hidden, Roberto Gorelli, Eva Bujorova, Krisztián Sárneczky, Evelyne Blomme, Felix Bettonvil - hidden, Alexandra Terentjeva, Marc Fourneaux, Subhon Ibadov, Marc Cresson, Pierre Vingerhoets, Roland Egger, Rainer Arlt, André Knöfel - hidden, Korlevic Korado, Sirko Molau, Daniel Ocenas and Juraj Skvarka (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Seated from l.to r. Eva Terron, Bertus van Gemeren, Josep Trigo, Luis Bellot, Alan Pevec, Paolo Pescatori, Marc Gyssens, Vladimir Lukic almost completely hidden, Jean-Marc Wislez, Malcolm Currie, David Asher – hidden, Paul Roggemans, Miroslav Znasik, Valentin Grigore and Roland Winkler. Standing from l.to r.Javier Mendez, Aram Karalič, Axel Haas – hidden, Roberto Gorelli, Eva Bujorova, Krisztián Sárneczky, Evelyne Blomme, Felix Bettonvil – hidden, Alexandra Terentjeva, Marc Fourneaux, Subhon Ibadov, Marc Cresson, Pierre Vingerhoets, Roland Egger, Rainer Arlt, André Knöfel – hidden, Korlevic Korado, Sirko Molau, Daniel Ocenas and Juraj Skvarka (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Seated l.to r. Eva Terron, Bertus van Gemeren, Josep Trigo, Javier Mendez, László Gyarmati, Paolo Pescatori, Alan Pevec, Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Vladimir Lukic, Malcolm Currie, Detlef Koschny, Jürgen Rendtel, Paul Roggemans, Valentin Grigore, Korlevic Korado, Casper ter Kuile. Standing l.to r. Luis Bellot, Roberto Gorelli, Aram Karalič, Eva Bujorova, Krisztián Sárneczky, Evelyne Blomme, Felix Bettonvil - hidden, Alexandra Terentjeva, Ákos Kereszturi - hidden, Marc Fourneaux, Subhon Ibadov, someone hidden, György Horváth, Michel Cresson, Pierre Vingerhoets, André Knöfel, Rainer Arlt (credit Axel Haas).

Seated l.to r. Eva Terron, Bertus van Gemeren, Josep Trigo, Javier Mendez, László Gyarmati, Paolo Pescatori, Alan Pevec, Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Vladimir Lukic, Malcolm Currie, Detlef Koschny, Jürgen Rendtel, Paul Roggemans, Valentin Grigore, Korlevic Korado, Casper ter Kuile. Standing l.to r. Luis Bellot, Roberto Gorelli, Aram Karalič, Eva Bujorova, Krisztián Sárneczky, Evelyne Blomme, Felix Bettonvil – hidden, Alexandra Terentjeva, Ákos Kereszturi – hidden, Marc Fourneaux, Subhon Ibadov, someone hidden, György Horváth, Michel Cresson, Pierre Vingerhoets, André Knöfel, Rainer Arlt (credit Axel Haas).

The group photo 1993, seated from l.to r.Eva Terron, Bertus van Gemeren, Josep Trigo, Luis Bellot, Alan Pevec, László Gyarmati, Vladimir Lukic, Paolo Pescatori, Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Malcolm Currie, Jürgen Rendtel, Paul Roggemans, Valentin Grigore, Znasik Miroslav, Jan Fabricius, Pavol Rapavy, Juraj Skvarka. Standing from l.to r. Javier Mendez, Axel Haas, Aram Karalič, Krisztián Sárneczky, Erika Bársony, Ákos Kereszturi, Roberto Gorelli, David Asher, György Szolcsányi, Eva Bujorova, Felix Bettonvil, György Horváth, Evelyne Blomme, István Tepliczky, Alexandra Terentjeva, Marc Fourneaux, Michel Cresson, Detlef Koschny, Subhon Ibadov, Pierre Vingerhoets, Oleg Bel'kovich, Cis Verbeeck, Tom Roelandts, Werner Depoorter, Roland Egger, Roland Winkler, André Knöfel, Sirko Molau, Rainer Arlt, André Gabriel, Daniel Ocenas, Stanislav Kaniansky and Adrian Sava (credit Casper ter Kuile).

The group photo 1993, seated from l.to r.Eva Terron, Bertus van Gemeren, Josep Trigo, Luis Bellot, Alan Pevec, László Gyarmati, Vladimir Lukic, Paolo Pescatori, Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Malcolm Currie, Jürgen Rendtel, Paul Roggemans, Valentin Grigore, Znasik Miroslav, Jan Fabricius, Pavol Rapavy, Juraj Skvarka. Standing from l.to r. Javier Mendez, Axel Haas, Aram Karalič, Krisztián Sárneczky, Erika Bársony, Ákos Kereszturi, Roberto Gorelli, David Asher, György Szolcsányi, Eva Bujorova, Felix Bettonvil, György Horváth, Evelyne Blomme, István Tepliczky, Alexandra Terentjeva, Marc Fourneaux, Michel Cresson, Detlef Koschny, Subhon Ibadov, Pierre Vingerhoets, Oleg Bel’kovich, Cis Verbeeck, Tom Roelandts, Werner Depoorter, Roland Egger, Roland Winkler, André Knöfel, Sirko Molau, Rainer Arlt, André Gabriel, Daniel Ocenas, Stanislav Kaniansky and Adrian Sava (credit Casper ter Kuile).

The group photo 1993, seated from l.to r.Eva Terron, Josep Trigo, Luis Bellot, Alan Pevec, Vladimir Lukic, László Gyarmati, Paolo Pescatori, Marc Gyssens and Jean-Marc Wislez. Standing from l.to r. Bertus van Gemeren, Axel Haas, Javier Mendez, Aram Karalič, Krisztián Sárneczky, Erika Bársony, Ákos Kereszturi, David Asher, Felix Bettonvil, Bálint Szolcsányi, György Szolcsányi, Eva Bujorova, György Horváth, István Tepliczky, Evelyne Blomme, Marc Fourneaux, Michel Cresson and Alexandra Terentjeva (credit Roberto Gorelli).

The group photo 1993, seated from l.to r.Eva Terron, Josep Trigo, Luis Bellot, Alan Pevec, Vladimir Lukic, László Gyarmati, Paolo Pescatori, Marc Gyssens and Jean-Marc Wislez. Standing from l.to r. Bertus van Gemeren, Axel Haas, Javier Mendez, Aram Karalič, Krisztián Sárneczky, Erika Bársony, Ákos Kereszturi, David Asher, Felix Bettonvil, Bálint Szolcsányi, György Szolcsányi, Eva Bujorova, György Horváth, István Tepliczky, Evelyne Blomme, Marc Fourneaux, Michel Cresson and Alexandra Terentjeva (credit Roberto Gorelli).

The group photo 1993, seated from l.to r. Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Malcolm Currie, Jürgen Rendtel, Valentin Grigore, Paul Roggemans, Znasik Miroslav, Jan Fabricius and Casper ter Kuile (photographing). Standing from l.to r. Felix Bettonvil (partly hidden), György Szolcsányi, Eva Bujorova, György Horváth, Evelyne Blomme, István Tepliczky, Marc Fourneaux, Alexandra Terentjeva, Michel Cresson, Detlef Koschny, Pierre Vingerhoets (face hidden), Subhon Ibadov, Oleg Bel'kovich (hidden), Cis Verbeeck, Tom Roelandts, Werner Depoorter, Roland Egger, Roland Winkler, André Knöfel, Sirko Molau, Rainer Arlt, André Gabriël, Daniel Ocenas, Stanislav Kaniansky, Adrian Sava and Juraj Skvarka (credit Roberto Gorelli).

The group photo 1993, seated from l.to r. Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Malcolm Currie, Jürgen Rendtel, Valentin Grigore, Paul Roggemans, Znasik Miroslav, Jan Fabricius and Casper ter Kuile (photographing). Standing from l.to r. Felix Bettonvil (partly hidden), György Szolcsányi, Eva Bujorova, György Horváth, Evelyne Blomme, István Tepliczky, Marc Fourneaux, Alexandra Terentjeva, Michel Cresson, Detlef Koschny, Pierre Vingerhoets (face hidden), Subhon Ibadov, Oleg Bel’kovich (hidden), Cis Verbeeck, Tom Roelandts, Werner Depoorter, Roland Egger, Roland Winkler, André Knöfel, Sirko Molau, Rainer Arlt, André Gabriël, Daniel Ocenas, Stanislav Kaniansky, Adrian Sava and Juraj Skvarka (credit Roberto Gorelli).

In the group in front l.to r.Felix Bettonvil, Michel Cresson, someone hidden, Marc Fourneaux, someone hidden, Eva Bujorova, David Asher bottom picture, Evelyne Blomme, two persons hidden, Alexandra Terentjeva, Subhon Ibadov, Daniel Ocenas, Rainer Arlt, Adrian Sava - hidden, Valentin Grigore - seated, Jan Fabricius - seated, Juraj Skvarka and Pavol Rapavy. On the end of the front row Casper ter Kuile is photographing, the other persons on the front row can be better seen on other photo's (credit Axel Haas).

In the group in front l.to r.Felix Bettonvil, Michel Cresson, someone hidden, Marc Fourneaux, someone hidden, Eva Bujorova, David Asher bottom picture, Evelyne Blomme, two persons hidden, Alexandra Terentjeva, Subhon Ibadov, Daniel Ocenas, Rainer Arlt, Adrian Sava – hidden, Valentin Grigore – seated, Jan Fabricius – seated, Juraj Skvarka and Pavol Rapavy. On the end of the front row Casper ter Kuile is photographing, the other persons on the front row can be better seen on other photo’s (credit Axel Haas).

Seated from l.to r. Eva Terron, Bertus van Gemeren, Josep Trigo, Luis Bellot, László Gyarmati, Paolo Pescatori, Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Malcolm Currie, Paul Roggemans, Miroslav Znasik and Valentin Grigore. Standing from l.to r. Javier Mendez, Aram Karalič, Roberto Gorelli, Eva Bujorova, Krisztián Sárneczky, Evelyne Blomme, Alexandra Terentjeva, Marc Fourneaux and Subhon Ibadov (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Seated from l.to r. Eva Terron, Bertus van Gemeren, Josep Trigo, Luis Bellot, László Gyarmati, Paolo Pescatori, Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Malcolm Currie, Paul Roggemans, Miroslav Znasik and Valentin Grigore. Standing from l.to r. Javier Mendez, Aram Karalič, Roberto Gorelli, Eva Bujorova, Krisztián Sárneczky, Evelyne Blomme, Alexandra Terentjeva, Marc Fourneaux and Subhon Ibadov (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Seated from l.to r. Vladimir Lukic, David Asher, László Gyarmati, Paolo Pescatori - partly hidden, Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Valentin Grigore, Malcolm Currie, Jürgen Rendtel, Jan Fabricius - partly hidden, Paul Roggemans, Juraj Skvarka, Miroslav Znasik and Casper ter Kuile. Standing from l.to r. György Horváth, Detlef Koschny - looking away, Oleg Belkovich - partly hidden, Michel Cresson, Evelyne Blomme - looking away, Marc Fourneaux - hidden, Alexandra Terentjeva, Pierre Vingerhoets - sunglasses, Tom Roelandts - hidden, Cis Verbeeck, Werner Depoorter, Subhon Ibadov, André Gabriël - hidden, Roland Egger, Sirko Molau, André Knöfel, Daniel Ocenas - looking away, Stanislav Kaniansky - partly hidden, Rainer Arlt, someone hidden, Adrian Sava and Pavol Rapavy (credit Axel Haas).

Seated from l.to r. Vladimir Lukic, David Asher, László Gyarmati, Paolo Pescatori – partly hidden, Marc Gyssens, Jean-Marc Wislez, Valentin Grigore, Malcolm Currie, Jürgen Rendtel, Jan Fabricius – partly hidden, Paul Roggemans, Juraj Skvarka, Miroslav Znasik and Casper ter Kuile. Standing from l.to r. György Horváth, Detlef Koschny – looking away, Oleg Belkovich – partly hidden, Michel Cresson, Evelyne Blomme – looking away, Marc Fourneaux – hidden, Alexandra Terentjeva, Pierre Vingerhoets – sunglasses, Tom Roelandts – hidden, Cis Verbeeck, Werner Depoorter, Subhon Ibadov, André Gabriël – hidden, Roland Egger, Sirko Molau, André Knöfel, Daniel Ocenas – looking away, Stanislav Kaniansky – partly hidden, Rainer Arlt, someone hidden, Adrian Sava and Pavol Rapavy (credit Axel Haas).

Trying to make a complete group photo, a real challenge (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Trying to make a complete group photo, a real challenge (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Seated from l.to r. Alan Pevec, Josep Trigo (bottom), Vladimir Lukic and David Asher. Standing from l.to r. Aram Karalič on the edge, Krisztián Sárneczky, Erika Bársony - hidden, Javier Mendez, Ákos Kereszturi, Bálint Szolcsányi, György Szolcsányi - hidden, Eva Bujorova, István Tepliczky - partly hidden, Felix Bettonvil, György Horváth and Detlef Koschny looking away (credit Axel Haas).

Seated from l.to r. Alan Pevec, Josep Trigo (bottom), Vladimir Lukic and David Asher. Standing from l.to r. Aram Karalič on the edge, Krisztián Sárneczky, Erika Bársony – hidden, Javier Mendez, Ákos Kereszturi, Bálint Szolcsányi, György Szolcsányi – hidden, Eva Bujorova, István Tepliczky – partly hidden, Felix Bettonvil, György Horváth and Detlef Koschny looking away (credit Axel Haas).

Bálint Szolcsányi - partly hidden, György Horváth, Subhon Ibadov, Marc Fourneaux - hidden, György Szolcsányi - hidden, Michel Cresson, Pierre Vingerhoets, Istvan Tepliczky - partly hidden, Detlef Koschny, Cis Verbeeck, Roland Egger and Tom Roelandts - partly hidden (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Bálint Szolcsányi – partly hidden, György Horváth, Subhon Ibadov, Marc Fourneaux – hidden, György Szolcsányi – hidden, Michel Cresson, Pierre Vingerhoets, Istvan Tepliczky – partly hidden, Detlef Koschny, Cis Verbeeck, Roland Egger and Tom Roelandts – partly hidden (credit Casper ter Kuile).

From left to right, Javier Mendez on the edge, Ákos Kereszturi - partly hidden, Bálint Szolcsányi, György Szolcsányi - hidden, István Tepliczky, Eva Bujorova, Felix Bettonvil, Vladimir Lukic - seated, György Horváth, David Asher - seated, Detlef Koschny - looking away, Oleg Belkovich - partly hidden, Michel Cresson, Marc Fourneaux - hidden, Evelyne Blomme - looking away, two persons hidden, Alexandra Terentjeva, Cis Verbeeck, Paolo Pescatori - seated hidden, Subhon Ibadov, Roland Egger, Sirko Molau, André Knöfel points to the camera, Marc Gyssens - seated, Jean-Marc Wislez - seated, Valentin Grigore - seated, Daniel Ocenas - face hidden, Rainer Arlt, Malcolm Currie - seated looking away, Jürgen Rendtel - seated, Adrian Sava and Jan Fabricius -seated (credit Axel Haas).

From left to right, Javier Mendez on the edge, Ákos Kereszturi – partly hidden, Bálint Szolcsányi, György Szolcsányi – hidden, István Tepliczky, Eva Bujorova, Felix Bettonvil, Vladimir Lukic – seated, György Horváth, David Asher – seated, Detlef Koschny – looking away, Oleg Belkovich – partly hidden, Michel Cresson, Marc Fourneaux – hidden, Evelyne Blomme – looking away, two persons hidden, Alexandra Terentjeva, Cis Verbeeck, Paolo Pescatori – seated hidden, Subhon Ibadov, Roland Egger, Sirko Molau, André Knöfel points to the camera, Marc Gyssens – seated, Jean-Marc Wislez – seated, Valentin Grigore – seated, Daniel Ocenas – face hidden, Rainer Arlt, Malcolm Currie – seated looking away, Jürgen Rendtel – seated, Adrian Sava and Jan Fabricius -seated (credit Axel Haas).

David Asher (corner left), Eva Bojurova, Ákos Kereszturi - partly hidden, Evelyne Blomme, Alexandra Terentjeva, Bálint Szolcsányi, Subhon Ibadov, Marc Fourneaux - hidden and György Szolcsányi - hidden (credit Casper ter Kuile).

David Asher (corner left), Eva Bojurova, Ákos Kereszturi – partly hidden, Evelyne Blomme, Alexandra Terentjeva, Bálint Szolcsányi, Subhon Ibadov, Marc Fourneaux – hidden and György Szolcsányi – hidden (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing in the valley of the Verdon, Moustier-St.-Marie, notice the constructions in the rocks (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing in the valley of the Verdon, Moustier-St.-Marie, notice the constructions in the rocks (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

The Slovak team: Jan Fabricius, Stanislav Kaniansky, Juraj Skvarka - in front, an unknown tourist, Daniel Ocenas, Miroslav Znasik and Pavol Rapavy (credit Axel Haas).

The Slovak team: Jan Fabricius, Stanislav Kaniansky, Juraj Skvarka – in front, an unknown tourist, Daniel Ocenas, Miroslav Znasik and Pavol Rapavy (credit Axel Haas).

Malcolm Currie, Jacob Kuiper and Korlevic Korado (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Malcolm Currie, Jacob Kuiper and Korlevic Korado (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Jacop Kuiper admires the Canyon (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Jacop Kuiper admires the Canyon (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

IMC participants at a panoramic view point of the Canyon du Verdon (credit Casper ter Kuile).

IMC participants at a panoramic view point of the Canyon du Verdon (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

Sightseeing during the excursion to the Canyon du Verdon (credit Axel Haas).

Marc Gyssens, Sirko Molau, Jürgen Rendtel, Roland Egger and André Knöfel (credit Axel Haas).

Marc Gyssens, Sirko Molau, Jürgen Rendtel, Roland Egger and André Knöfel (credit Axel Haas).

Casper ter Kuile, Oleg Bel'kovich, Alexandra Terentjeva and Jacob Kuiper (credit Casper ter Kuile).

Casper ter Kuile, Oleg Bel’kovich, Alexandra Terentjeva and Jacob Kuiper (credit Casper ter Kuile).

André Knöfel and Jürgen Rendtel during the excursion in Moustiers-St.-Marie (credit Axel Haas).

André Knöfel and Jürgen Rendtel during the excursion in Moustiers-St.-Marie (credit Axel Haas).

Losing the keys of the car resulted in a few extra days in Puimichel after the IMC (credit Axel Haas).

Losing the keys of the car resulted in a few extra days in Puimichel after the IMC (credit Axel Haas).

The car of the photographer goes its own way (credit Axel Haas).

The car of the photographer goes its own way (credit Axel Haas).