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 supervise revision sessions and practical exercises.
It is expected that only minimal training will need to be given in any topic.
An Alpine Trekking Guides Course may include participants at Level 1 and Level 2. Level 2 participants are expected to have a sound knowledge of alpine trekking guiding techniques and to be able to teach the techniques to participants on their Level 1 Course.
Level 2 participants will be assessed on their:
- General Alpine Trekking guide skills.
- Application and teaching of Alpie Trekking guiding techniques in a lead guide role.
- Leadership roles in team situations and ability to provide quality feedback to other course participants.
On successfully passing an Alpine Trekking Guide Level 2 Course and ratification by the Technical Subcommittee, the participant attains the status of NZMGA Alpine Trekking Guide.
To be allocated a place on an Alpine Trekking Guide Level 2 Course, you must have met the following criteria:
- New Zealand resident or have a current work permit.
- Have completed the Alpine Trekking Guide Apprenticeship.
A written record or logbook must be presented on application as proof that experience and supervision requirements have been met.
- Current PHEC qualification (40 hours).
- Paid a deposit of $500 to the NZMGA.
- Current financial membership of NZMGA or other IFMGA membership country.
- This six day-course will take place in either autumn or spring in a mix of minor glaciated and non glaciated alpine terrain.
TOPIC / POSSIBLE MARK & COMMENTS
|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|
|15||Professionalism and personal appearance||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|
|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|
|Mandatory non-assessment topics|
|These topics must be covered in a discussion format|
|-||Post-traumatic stress disorder|
|-||NZMGA Harassment Policy|
|-||NZMGA Accident Investigation Policy|
|-||NZMGA Terrain, Supervision and Professional Guidelines|
Trainers/assessors will give a written summary with comments and recommendations.
Important information before you attend this course:
Technical Syllabus Analysis of Topics Assessment Advice Assessment and Certification