Assuming the candidate already holds a current TCIA SPG qualification, assessment will require a further two days of multi-pitch climbing. The assessment is conducted at a minimum of two venues (usually Freycinet for one day and then another multi-pitch cliff, e.g. Mt. Wellington Organ Pipes, Ben Lomond). Candidates are required to guide the equivalent of four half day multi-pitch climbs with two clients (one of which will be the assessor). Complex vertical rescues will be assessed.
Candidates are expected to:
- Keep themselves and their clients safe at all times.
- Demonstrate a well engrained safety check and briefing procedures.
- Offer a quality experience to their clients.
- Have a high level of efficiency with regard to protection placement, rigging and rope handling skills.
- Be proficient at responding to any emergency situation that may arise.
- Be competent at guiding clients on multi-pitch routes.
Cost – see here.
To apply for assessment
TCIA SPG qualification or equivalent is preferred as a prerequisite prior to MPG assessment.
Candidates are required to organise one client for the two days of guided climbing assessment.
Consult the Training Calendar for the next MPG assessment dates.
Extra dates can be scheduled as required.
The following information will help candidates get a feel for the nature of the assessment: