Taking on all the challenges of mountain environments and managing them so that clients have the best possible experience is the craft behind a lifelong guiding career. Guides Marc Piché and Andy Perkins share their thoughts on expectations and maintaining an acceptable level of personal risk, while still having fun.
British Mountain Guides
Association of Canadian Mountain Guides
The Wilderness Medicine Insitute of NOLS presents a staff training about mental health issues for first aid instructors.
Get ready to climb El Capitan, a 3,000 foot rock wall in Yosemite National Park, California. Join legendary climbers Alex Honnold, Lynn Hill, and Tommy Caldwell as they scale the sheer vertical face.
You can use the Google Streetview of the climb
Snake River Salmon have been trucked, put on barges, diverted up fish ladders—all in the hope that enough would get by four dams to reach their historic habitat in numbers that would assure their future. It’s not working: It’s time to breach the dams and reconnect wild salmon to this important watershed. Learn more at http://www.patagonia.com/us/the-new-localism/DamNation
Stop crag-holes before they start. Mentor a gym-to-crag climber today. For more about the growing issue of crag etiquette and low-impact practices, download the May 2014 issue of Climbing Magazine or head to http://www.climbing.com/mentors
Filmed by Climbing magazine staff photographer Ben Fullerton.
Written by Kevin Corrigan.