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Transition Clinic - The Mountain Guide Manual

If you're a "hands-on" type of learner like me, I highly recommend this clinic. I purchased a copy of The Mountain Guide Manual by Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo and read over the Transition chapter (chapter 8), but taking the clinic made it much easier for me to understand. Having Marc guide us through the steps of setting up the transitions and being able to ask questions right on the spot is a valuable tool in learning the techniques covered in the manual. He even covered a bit on "Stance Management - Chapter 6" from the manual. As well as "outside, inside, under", a mnemonic coined by Art Mooney. Every topic that was covered in today's clinic, is in the manual. 

Although there were guides in today's clinic, you don't have to be a guide to take this clinic. I'm not a guide, never will be and have no desire to become one. This clinic is also for the recreational climber (that's me!) who wants to learn to be proficient and safe in…

Navigation, Route Planning & Map Making Course

Over the weekend, Steff and I took a Navigation, Route Planning & Map Making course with IFMGA/AMGA Mountain Guide, Marc Chauvin of Chauvin Guides International

The course was held 10am to 5pm in the Mt. Jefferson Room of the North Conway Grand Hotel in North Conway, NH. We learned the different functions of, Avenza Maps Mobile App and Google Earth.

Relevant Course Links:
Digital Elevation Model Shading:
Using layers in Cal Topo:
Using Google Earth & Cal Topo:
Creating Geospatial PDFs:

Video created using my iPhone 7 and the Splice app from GoPro

Self-Rescue Course