Depending on your type of adventure, we recommend obtaining any relevant training and certifications needed to safely lead your adventure. Being overly qualified will make you and your adventure more attractive. Check out the following certifications we put together as a list of recommendations to consider before you submit your adventure. 

General Certifications:

Exercise Trainer Certifications:


Climbing Certifications: 

  • Rock Instructor - Rock Instructor Certification is designed to apply to most “cragging” style rock climbing areas in the United States. It is meant for guides or aspiring guides who work on routes that are Grade III or shorter. While these routes are multi-pitch, they are relatively straightforward and may not involve complex approaches and/or descents. Time factors, while important, are not as pressing on these routes.
  • Single Pitch Instructor - The Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Program teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting. The SPI is the only internationally recognized single pitch climbing instructor certification program in the United States.
  • Top rope guide course
  • Single pitch guide course 
  • Lead guide course 

Mountain Guide:

  • Rock Guide - The foundation of technical guiding. The Rock Guide Program prepares and trains you for a professional level of technical instruction and guiding in rock terrain. You will learn or refine your skills in risk-management, industry standards, route finding, technical skills, terrain assessment, rescue scenarios, and client care.
  • Alpine Guide - The Alpine Guide Course is designed for people who guide glaciated and non-glaciated peaks, approaches and climbs, with no limitation with respect to season and elevation. It includes rock climbs, peak ascents, waterfall ice climbs, and expeditionary climbing. The alpine program progression will help you fine-tune your skills in alpine snow, mixed, waterfall ice, and glaciated terrain.
  • Ski Guide - This certification is meant for the experienced backcountry skier or ski guide looking to further hone her/his skills in off-trail and glacial terrain. It is designed for guiding either ski tours or ski ascents/descents, on alpine touring, splitboard or free-heel equipment. Topics covered include: track setting, navigation, efficient 3rd and 4th class travel, short-rope and short pitch techniques, rescues skills, and client care.






Survival Training:



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