Podbrdo Mountaineering Society (PD Podbrdo) is a relatively young association, as our territory was under the aegis of Italy in the past. The border ran just along the surrounding hills, so the movement there was limited. After the liberation the situation changed, and people started gaining interest for mountaineering, but there was no man who could bring them together. Finally, such person was found. Ivan Anderle, born in Žiri, convened a founding meeting of Podbrdo Mountaineering Society on the 3rd of March 1957.