Mountain Walking Guide Course

To qualify as a legal adventure guide, you will require various technical skills and be certified as competent in those skills. This training and certification go hand-in-hand with your foundation guiding qualification (the Generic Adventure Site Guide course) to give you a registered scope of practice.

The Mountain Walking Guide certification is the most popular adventure guide qualification course, and for good reason. Mountain Walking Guide skills form the foundation of all mountain guide training and are the most versatile skill set in adventure guiding.

Topics include: equipment; mountain leadership; group dynamics; mountain hazards; self-defence for mountain guides; advanced navigation; safety-on-steep-ground and rope work; basic self-rescue; and much more.

SAQA Unit Standard 9284 – Conduct a guided mountain walking experience in a limited geographical area.

Time: 9 days plus 4 assessments at end of the course – 20 hiking activities need to be completed before the assessment.

Process:  Theory will be taught while students integrate theory to practice in an experiential manner.

Assessment date: 3 – 6 July
Assessment will only be in Day Hiking, on-trail. It includes written exams and a practical in-field assessment. Assessment is 4 days depending on the number of people. Assessment is done in conjunction with the Generic Adventure Site Guide course.

Presenters: AQN & Venture Forth

Accreditation received: SAQA Skills Programme on NQF Level 3, AQN certificate

Venue: Extreme Life Outdoor Learning Centre
Accommodation and catering are included only for Level 1 students.

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Feb 04 - 12 2023


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