RMI Guide Robby Young Completes the AMGA Ski Guide Course in the Wasatch Mountains

Posted by: Robby Young | March 07, 2013
Categories: *Guide News

RMI Guide, Robby Young, recently completed the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Ski Guide Course, held in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains under the tutelage of IFMGA guide Erik Liedecker and Sierra ski guide, Peter Leh.  Over the duration of the 12-day course, a wide array of skills was covered including uphill and downhill ski guiding techniques, technical rope skills, snowpack evaluation, winter camping, backcountry rescue, and risk management in alpine terrain.  Despite Utah’s challenging snowpack and over two feet of fresh snow that fell during the course, Robby and his colleagues were able to put these skills and techniques to use in Utah’s easy-to-access alpine world.  While skill development was the primary focus of the course, the famous Utah powder skiing made for a very enjoyable educational experience!

Snow anchor practice in the Brighton Backcountry. Photo: Robby Young Student-led tour in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Photo: Robby Young Tour planning at the Steam Mill Yurt. Photo: Robby Young

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