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 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.
On passing an Alpine Trekking Guide Level 1 Course and receiving ratification from the Technical Subcommittee, the participant attains the status of NZMGA Assistant Alpine Trekking Guide.
- A positive recommendation from the 6 day Snow and Ice Guide Training Course
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: