Definitions of Terminology
The executive committee of the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association.
For the purpose of this document 'guiding’ is defined as work with clients on a professional basis in the pursuit of either mountaineering, backcountry skiing and snow boarding, rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier walking and mountain trekking.
The appointed officer of the NZMGA whose responsibility is the day to day running of the association. All initial enquiries and monies paid are done through the Administrative Officer.
International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations. Also known as UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations des Guides de Montagne). NZMGA is a member and sets its training and certification standards at the level of this international body.
New Zealand Mountain Guides Association.
Any of the training courses run by NZMGA for training and assessment in the disciplines of skiing, climbing, glacier guiding and Alpine Trekking.
New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance.
A person attending an NZMGA course for training and assessment.
NZMGA’s guidelines to its members of their working limitations and responsibilities to their association.
An IFMGA Mountain Guide or NZMGA Ski or Climbing Guide acting in a supervisory role within the training programme.
NZMGA’s guidelines to its members on the work supervision requirements built into the system.
Those members of the NZMGA Executive Committee who are IFMGA Guides.
The instruction syllabus determined by NZMGA.
NZMGA’s guidelines to its members of the terrain limitations of each level of qualification.
The appointed officer of NZMGA whose responsibility is the administration of NZMGA courses.