NZMGA Alpine Trekking Guide Pathway
Alpine Trekking Guides are able to lead groups up to and through sub alpine walking terrain (maximum grade 1 Logan) where permanent snow may be encountered and where risk minimisation may require the use of the rope.
They may guide in all other non-glaciated terrain where the skills of alpinism are required, but where a rope would not normally expect to be used.
Alpine Trekking Guides may also directly assist Climbing and IFMGA Mountain Guides on névé walks.
There are specific geographic limitations currently in place for Alpine Trekking Guides.
Logged Experience - Alpine Trekking
Entry onto the Alpine Trekking Guide Level 1 Course, requires either:
A minimum of 30 logged days over 3 years in summer and winter of...
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Certificate (PHEC)
This advanced outdoor first aid qualification is recognised by New Zealand outdoor education and adventure tourism providers. During the 5-day...Read More
Avalanche Risk Management - Stage 1
This certificate is available via external providers. It is an introductory professional course for people involved in the safety of alpine...Read More
Alpine Trekking Guide Pathway Application
To be allocated a place on the Alpine Trekking Guide Pathway, you must have met the following criteria:
Have completed the Logged Experience...
Entry into Training Phase
Snow and Ice Guide Training Course
This guides' training course is to take solid amateur mountaineering skills and knowledge and teach the candidate how to change/modify techniques...Read More
Level 1 Alpine Trekking Assessment Course
This course assesses candidates on the Guiding skills necessary to perform as an Alpine Trekking Guide.
Candidates are expected to have full...
Assistant Guide Status
Alpine Trekking Guide Apprenticeship
To be allocated a place on a Alpine Trekking Guide Level 2 Course, you must have met the following criteria:
Have Assistant Alpine Trekking Guide...
Level 2 Alpine Trekking Assessment Course
Participants may be assessed on any topic of the Alpine Trekking Guide syllabus at any stage of the course and will be required to teach and...Read More