ADVENTURE COURSES & SKILLS

GOVERTICAL SCHOOL OF MOUNTAINEERING AND ADVENTURE TRAINING

What do you need to be a mountain or adventure guide, instructor or to offer adventures?

QUALIFICATIONS. By law you need to be registered with the Dept. of Environmental Affairs and tourism as a guide and to do that you need;

1. Core Unit- generic tourism guiding unit standard

2. 2. Elective Units e.g. Abseiling Supervisors course

3. 3. First Aid certificate

ABSEIL GUIDE COURSE - Based on the MDT Abseil Supervisor Syllabus

An entry level qualification for prospective mountaineering adventure guides or anyone who wants to run abseiling commercially.

This course is ideal preparation for assessment as a MDT Abseil Supervisor or for THETA Mountaineering Guide Unit Standards TG 20 and TG 21 towards a National Qualification in Mountaineering Guiding.

Course Content

Equipment, knots, personal and client abseiling skills, abseil instruction and communications, anchor set-up, fixed and releasable set-ups, hauling systems, rope ascending, rescue techniques, emergencies and client care.

Course requirements: Age - 18, previous abseiling experience e.g. Abseiling adventure

Duration: 5 Days

SINGLE PITCH ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE - Based on the MDT Single Pitch Supervisor Syllabus

This is usually the 3rd step for prospective mountain professional, wanting to qualify as a rock climbing or mountaineering guide. Once qualified, you can guide single pitch sport & traditional routes commercially.

This course is ideal preparation for assessment at that level or towards National Qualification in Mountaineering Guiding.

Course Content

Equipment, knots, group management, anchoring principles and set-ups, client care and communication, guide books and route finding, dealing with emergencies, leading on sport and traditional routes.

Course Requirements -previous experience on sport & traditional routes. Participants should have completed the Abseil Guide Course.

Duration 2 Days

BASIC MOUNTAIN WALKING GUIDE COURSE- Based on the MDT Basic Mountain Walking Syllabus

This course is an entry level qualification for anyone who wants to guide groups of walkers on demarcated footpaths or hikes in South Africa, it teaches all the skills required to become a competent trail walking guide. This course is ideal preparation for assessment as a MDT Basic Mountain Walking Leader or for THETA Mountaineering Guide Unit Standard TG 19 towards a National Qualification in Mountaineering Guiding.

Course Content

Equipment, trip and route planning, group management, hiking skills and camp craft, client care and communication, map reading and basic navigation, basic wilderness first aid and dealing with emergencies.

Course Requirements

18 years of age and previous hiking experience.

Duration 5 Days Last 2 days include an overnight trip.

The GoVertical School of Mountaineering & Adventure Training offers adventure skills training for recreational use & professional guiding courses for commercial purposes.

 

RECREATIONAL SKILLS - Personal and group safety in the mountains

Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Mountain walking skills, 1st Aid & Successful Summit programs for;

 Adventure Racers or sports events

 Club. School or informal hike leaders or mountain enthusiasts

 Rock climbers & Abseiling

 Expedition skills for Everest, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro etc

 Wilderness awareness and skills for teenagers

 

PROFESSIONAL GUIDING COURSES:

Abseiling, Rock Climbing, River Rafting, Mountain walking, Tourism and 1st Aid for;

 Anyone who is considering a career in Adventure guiding

 Anyone running an adventure commercially in South Africa

 Climbing wall / gym, abseiling instructors

 Trail guides

TOP ROPE CLIMBING GUIDE COURSE - Based on the MDT Tope Rope Supervisor Syllabus

An alternate entry level qualification for prospective mountaineering adventure guides or anyone who wants to run rock climbing adventure or instruct at an artificial wall or climbing gym.

It is also a 2nd step for prospective mountain professionals, wanting to qualify as a rock climbing or mountaineering guide. This course is ideal preparation for assessment as a MDT Abseil Supervisor.

Course Content

Equipment, knots, group management, anchor principles and set-ups, client care & communication, guide books & route finding, dealing with emergencies.

Course Requirements: Age- 18 years of age and previous experience of basic rope work. Previous sport climbing experience required e.g. Basic and Sport Climbing course

Duration 2 Days

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