Mooney Mountain Guides Guide Training

January 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

I was ice climbing with Erik today (1/6/10) at Frankenstein. Erik is a guide intern at MMG. He has been climbing for five years and is doing all that he can to gain training guiding rock and ice. I acted as his “client” and coach today. By the way, routes in the Amphitheater are thick, with the rare thin section. Some of the top outs are a bit thin, as one would expect.

MMG has a long history of guide training. Head Guide and MMG founder Art Mooney is the Rock Discipline Coordinator for the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and over many years has trained and examined scores of America’s certified guides. In short, Art is one of the leading guide trainers in America.

There are many opportunities for formal guide training with MMG, from AMGA courses taught by Art and RJ, who is an AMGA SPI provider. The students of Plymouth State University profit from training provided by Steve Golden. In addition, MMG staff are always available and eager to provide guide training, and we tailor our instruction to make this affordable for aspiring guides. We also engage in some “pro bono” training. If this is of interest to you, get in touch.

Richard, MMG

Station Management on Hobbit Couloir belay (top of pitch 1)

The Rock Finish
Working on the Kiwi Coil and short roping technique

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