Important docs from the clinics:
Crevasse Rescue by Forest McBrian- Learn basic and advanced crevasse rescue skills that you can take straight to the field and improve your working knowledge of common practices. Team c haul, Canadian drop loop and strategies for descending and ascending into the crevasse to provide aid to the fallen climber.
Short roping by Olivia Race- Learn the basics of kiwi coils, hand coils and the craft of manipulating the rope while short roping. How much distance between clients, rope on the up hill or down hill side? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this clinic.
Advanced Tour Planning by Anna Keeling- Already know how to take bearings, read a map and turn on your GPS. Take the next step and put all the pieces together into a route plan that will accurately give you time estimates and aid you in a complex day of guiding. Attendees should come with whatever tools you have. Maps will be provided to work with.
Advanced Rock Rescue by Ron Funderburke- Come prepared to have your mind worked a bit as you learn how to count mechanical advantage, setup releasable ratchets and transition in and out of many different raising and lowering systems. Basic knowledge of rock rescue helpful to learn from this clinic.
Expedition Fundraising By Amanda Wroten- One hour. Learn the ins and outs of how to set up an effective fundraising campaign for your next big climb or expedition. Find sponsors, write proposals, utilize merchandise “sales” and get funded. (Friday morning and Saturday morning)
Marketing 101 – You, Your Website, and your brand- Do you know your brand? By Amanda Wroten- As a guide you are a company within yourself. Learn how to establish your brand, develop a basic marketing plan, and engage clients, sponsors and other vested parties through social media and the web. (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning)
Advanced rope transitions by Ron Funderburke-Learn unique ways to transition from belaying to lowering, short roping to pitching, Lowering to belaying and many more cool guide techniques for the technically inclined.
Short roping practicum by Forest McBrian-Spend time applying short roping skills in a rock setting under the watchful eye of an AMGA instructor team member.
Beacon lesson and drills by Olivia Race-Understand common practices for companion rescue. Learn how to search for multiple burials and tactics for different beacons. This clinic will give you a framework on how to practice before each season and stay on top of industry standards.
The Warrior’s Way – Understanding the learning process through falling By Arno Ilgner- Being effective as a coach, instructor, or guide requires us to understand how the learning process works and to create appropriate situations for clients. Doing this allows us to help client’s problem solve, minimize frustration, and enhance overall satisfaction. That means returning clients. This clinic uses falling to teach how to create such situations. You’ll learn how to fall and how to create appropriate learning situations.
What Every Mountaineering Guide & Guide Service Need To Know About Workers’ Compensation Insurance: It’s Not Just for Employees By Don Pachner- The nuts and bolts of workers’ compensation insurance for mountaineering guides and guide services including permit issues, statutes, international coverage, current coverage, cost issues and trends, coverage on W-2 and 1099 employees, out of state trips and much more. Q&A at the end. (Saturday only clinic)
Insurance Ramifications for Guide and Guide Service Arrangements With Business Partners and 2013 Trends In Mountaineering Liability Insurance By Don Pachner (Friday Only Clinic)- When a guide service enters into arrangements with another guide service, a land manager or clients, when and how does it impact liability insurance and/or coverage for the guide service and its guides? Discussion of special cases including use of ski areas, sponsorship of festivals and competitions, joint ventures, international trips, film production work, permits, concession agreements and international trips. Ends with insurance coverage and pricing trends in 2013-2014 and mountaineering insurance Q&A.
Glacier travel by Andres Marin-Transitions between glacier travel to short rope in Rock or Steep terrain. The goal of this clinic is to talk and show about different techniques of glacier travel and show techniques and transitions from a glacier to rock or glacier to steep snow slopes. This will cover all levels. (Friday Clinic only)
Take it to the mountain by Marty Molitoris and Jon Zimmerman- Marty Molitoris, founder and director of Alpine Endeavors, and Jon Zimmerman, CEO of Front Desk, will lead a session about running your business more effectively with software. Alpine Endeavors is one of the earliest adopters of Front Desk, mobile client management software that lets owners of personal services businesses use one system for all their bookings—wherever they are—scheduling events, adventures, and appointments, tracking attendance, managing client relationships, securely processing credit cards, automating billing and email marketing, and creating a customized and branded client-facing experience.
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