ATG Level 1 Course
Alpine Trekking Guide Assessment Course
This course assesses candidates on the Guiding skills necessary to perform as an Alpine Trekking Guide.
Candidates are expected to full knowledge of the topics in the ATG syllabus and may be assessed on any topic of the ATG syllabus at any stage.
Candidates should be prepared and capable to teach and supervise revision sessions and practical exercises.
It is expected that only minimal training need to be given in any topic.
Location, timing, and length. This six day-course will take place in either autumn or spring in a mix of minor glaciated and non glaciated alpine terrain.
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Please read the following sections of this manual before you attend this course:
Assessment on NZMGA Courses
Analysis of Topics
Course Advice and Preliminary Information
Terrain, Supervision & Professional Guidelines
Alpine Trekking Guide
|1||Trip Preparation and Planning||10|
|2||Communication with Client||10|
|6||Cooking and Camp Management||10|
|7||Shelters and Bivouacs||10|
|8||Application of Guiding Technique||10|
|Personal Skills and Knowledge|
|13||General Mountain Movement||10|
|14||Fitness and Stamina||10|
|17||Reaction under Stress||10|
|18||Leadership and Decision Making||10|
|20||Rock Scrambling (Grade 8 maximum)||10|
|21||Belays on Rock (simple)||10|
|22||Snow and Ice Climbing||10|
|24||Belays on Ice including Anchors||10|
|26||Snow Safety Skills||20|
|28||Nature and Environment||20|
| Instruction for ATG the emphasis is not on being an outdoor educator but being able to deliver instruction to clients on things like putting on harness, self arrest, walking on snow etc.
|31||Speech and Contact with Students||10|
|32||Structure of the Lesson||10|
|34||Support Material and Demonstration||10|
|35||Ability to Motivate||10|
|Search and Rescue|
|36||Improvised Cliff Rescue||10|
|40||Accident Site Management||10|
Trainers/assessors will give a full summary with comments and recommendations.
Mandatory non-assessment topics
These topics must be covered in a discussion format
· Radio use
· Aircraft safety
· Post-traumatic stress disorder
· NZMGA Harassment Policy
· NZMGA Accident Investigation Policy
· NZMGA Professional, Supervision and Terrain Guidelines