This is a one day course generally run at Freycinet. The course covers technical content required to pass the MPG qualification. It has an emphasis on guiding skills, with safety and quality of client experience being the underlying theme. Complex vertical rescues are practised, including counter-balance abseil and raises. Whilst the content is aimed at preparing candidates for the MPG qualification, it is equally as useful for recreational climbers who seek the ability to safely and efficiently guide (and rescue) others.
The course covers:
- Briefing clients
- Safely and efficiently offering a quality experience to clients on multi-pitch climbs
- Maximising efficiency through belay placement and management
- Performing complex vertical rescues
- Group management, safety and environmental issues
Cost – see here.
Due to the technical nature of this course, a prerequisite level of knowledge and experience is required, this is a TCIA TRA qualification or equivalent.
Consult the Training Calendar for the next MPG training dates. These could be the same as the standard seasonal weekend training and assessment dates, or training can be organised on request.
The following information will help candidates get a feel for the nature of the TCIA as an organisation and the content of the assessment: