May 13, 2009
The busy weeks continues today with Day 1 of IMG Guide Training. This year the training is being lead by IFMGA guides Jeff Ward, Olivia Cussen and John Race.
Over 20 of our guides are here today to learn and participate in some weather analysis, route planning & gps work as well as take an in depth look at some systems and techniques that apply to our Kautz climbs.
After some classroom work today the guides will split into groups and head into the park (Rainier) tomorrow to practice these systems.
As part of our continuing education program we provide several training opportunities for our guides each year: Ouray, CO (Ice), Ashford, WA (Alpine) and Leavenworth, WA (Rock or Alpine).