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Regional Events

AMGA Regional Event | Boulder, CO
Thursday, September 20, 2018

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*****Event is SOLD OUT, we have spots open for women. Please email Monserrat directly: [email protected] to pay for registration and sign up for women’s clinics. To sign up for our wait list, please fill out the form. ******

Join us for the 2018 Boulder Regional Event on Thursday, September 20. Take this opportunity to learn, network and socialize with other active AMGA members in your community!

AMGA is hosting a day of exclusive clinics led by members of the Instructor Team and SPI Trainer Team. With support from Arc’teryx, this one-day event will feature a variety of clinics including: Short-roping and Transitions, Developing Your Role as a Single Pitch Instructor, and a women’s clinic focused on Raising Systems and Leader Rescue. Clinic spots are limited to 32 participants so register today.

Plus, we will be celebrating in the evening with a FREE members gathering at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, CO from 6-9pm. Come meet fellow AMGA members, grab a snack, get hooked up with giveaways, and support AMGA’s current efforts as we ensure our community is actively shaping a positive future for guiding.

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$75 – Clinic spots are limited to 32  participants

 

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All members are invited to this FREE evening event. RSVP by September 14.

 


Clinic Details 

The AMGA is hosting three (3) clinic blocks that will run from 9 am – 3:00 pm. Clinic location and gear list will be shared with participants after registration.

  • The Art of Short-Roping and Transitions
    with Dale Remsberg and Mike Soucy
  • Raising Systems and Leader Rescue Women’s Clinic
    with Karen Bockel and Angela Hawse
  • Developing your Role as a Single Pitch Instructor
    with Ron Funderburke and Joe Thompson

 

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The Art of Short-Roping and Transitions
with Dale Remsberg and Mike Soucy

Short-roping is part science and part art – fusing it all together to create flow is more difficult than what meets the eye. This clinic will primarily focus on 1:1 short-roping and may advance to 2:1 depending on attendee training levels. Building on the short-roping clinic, learn or review guided application of common transitions from short-roping to 5th class climbing and how to reverse it all after tagging the summit.

Suggested Prerequisite Training Level: Apprentice Alpine Guide (via ASC), Apprentice Rock Guide or higher.

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Women’s Clinics: Raising Systems and Leader Rescue with Karen Bockel and Angela Hawse

Raising Systems (Women’s Clinic) w/ Karen Bockel
Learning how to raise with multiple types of tools and techniques will make you a better guide. From basic crux assistance to full-on hauling, this clinic will “up” your game.

Leader Rescue (Women’s Clinic) w/ Angela Hawse
Many guides have learned how to rescue the follower, but what happens when your leader needs rescuing?

Suggested Prerequisite Training Level: Completion of SPI Course, Certified SPI, Apprentice Rock Guide or higher.

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Developing your role as an SPI
with Ron Funderburke and Joe Thompson

SPI Master Class: Beyond the Curriculum, Within the Scope w/ Ron Funderburke
SPI students demonstrate minimum proficiency standards on their assessment. But, as any seasoned SPI will attest, those skills are just the tip of the iceberg. The SPI Master Class will explore skills that are well within the SPI Scope of Practice, but rarely included in a typical SPI Course curriculum.

Common Problems Encountered in the Single Pitch Environment w/ Joe Thompson
SPI students demonstrate minimum proficiency standards on their assessment. But as any seasoned SPI will attest, those skills are just the tip of the iceberg. The SPI Master Class will explore skills that are well within the SPI Scope of Practice, but rarely included in a typical SPI Course curriculum.

Suggested Prerequisite Training Level: Ready to participate in the SPI Course, Completion of SPI Course, Certified SPI or higher.


Evening Program

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Neptune Mountaineering
What: Dinner and Access Conversation

In partnership with Arc’teryx, the evening will begin with a presentation by our executive director, Alex Kosseff. We will report back on our advocacy efforts to create more access for guides and instructors. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for members to raise questions regarding AMGA’s current initiatives and advocacy presentation. Come meet fellow AMGA members, grab a snack, get hooked up with giveaways, and support AMGA’s current efforts as we ensure our community is actively shaping a positive future for guiding. We are striving to create a low-impact event and ask that you bring your own plate, drinking vessel and eating utensils.

*Food is included with your RSVP. Drinks are available for purchase from Neptune Mountaineering.

~ RSVP for Evening Program ~
All members are invited to this FREE evening event. RSVP by September 14.


Other Important Details

Can’t remember what clinics you signed up for? Check your schedule by logging in to your sched.com account.
During your first clinic you will be asked to sign an AMGA Assumption of Risk, you can review it here. Please read it carefully and let us know if you have any questions.
Breakfast and lunch are NOT provided – in addition to gear, please be sure to bring adequate food, water and clothing to be outdoors all day.
This is a rain or shine event!
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 20, 2018!
Still have questions? Email [email protected]