by bryncanfly » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:27 pm
by mattyj » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:57 pm
by bryncanfly » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:21 pm
by Damien Gildea » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:47 pm
bryncanfly wrote:One of the things I'm interested in with this program is that they provide a structured internship where you get like 200 days interning with them in Patagonia or Alaska, so that would be a good opportunity to polish the resume. I've found it hard to get an internship on my own. I keep getting told that I have to have experience before I can get an internship, but need an internship to get experience...
by Jukka Ahonen » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:48 pm
by benjamingorelick » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:08 pm
by benjamingorelick » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:11 pm
Jukka Ahonen wrote:I can't help but to think that the poster is just promoting the website and the company. Getting links from Summitpost is probably not a bad thing in terms of Google ranks etc.
by Damien Gildea » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:38 am
benjamingorelick wrote: You may disagree with the need for structure to become a guide,
...Mountain Guide Training School is the first of its kind to provide you with real life opportunities to teach, lead, and work with clients directly, throughout your training: The final year of the course is spent working as an apprentice instructor and guide. No other course (that we know of) allows you to gain actual work experience as part of your training.
by benjamingorelick » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:14 am
Damien Gildea wrote: Those training to be IGMA guides go through an Aspirant phase where they work with clients...
Damien Gildea wrote:As to your results in turning out confident, competent, dynamic, people-person mountain guides, this is not, like, kinda, you know, doing you any help...
by bryncanfly » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:13 am
by Kiefer » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:56 pm
The Chief wrote:There is absolutely NO Guide School/Instructional Service out there that will prepare you for Personal Interactions with your client/s nor confronting the obvious emergency situ that you will encounter. People Skills are paramount. That is a given.
You can have all the Certs in the Industry. Not one of them will help when shit hits the fan or you encounter a totally obnoxious/irate client.
We have a saying in the Guiding Community.... Not every 5.14 Climber can be a Guide. Nor is a Guide always a 5.14 Climber.
by bryncanfly » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:59 pm
by AndyJB444 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:23 pm
by Bob Burd » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:13 am
by Damien Gildea » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:19 am
Bob Burd wrote:... bencanfly and benjamingorelick are one in the same, based on IP address. ... you can fill in the rest.