Posts tagged "ski mountaineering guide"

CBMG Winter Backcountry Ski Guide Training

It’s that time again. I’ve been avoiding skiing in the thin and somewhat sketchy early season snow, but when duty calls I’ll tough it out for a day with CB’s finest. After the first 100 meters of skinning or so, I felt right at home psyched and ready for winter. Being a very small and...

Flat land ski mountaineering training.

I’m out in Minnesota for Thanksgiving with my partner’s family, not missing much as there is really no snow back home. I’ve been keeping myself busy with some flat-land training pain. In my on again- off again training regiment, I’ve become enamored with pain inducing programs derived from the Cross-fit program. While crossfit doesn’t exactly...

AMGA Ski Mountaineering Exam

I suppose ’tis the season for “What it takes to be a ski guide” blog posts (see IFMGA guide Evan Steven’s great entries here as well as the current issue of The Avalanche Review). I thought I’d milk this for what it’s worth and describe the experience from a candidate’s perspective. I embarked on the process that is ski guide certification...