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Can I start mountaineering at 30?
There are no limits to learn and start anything. You can start mountaineering at any age of your life.
What does it take to become a mountain guide?
The ticket to becoming a mountain guide is to become accomplished in these sports, take courses from a reputable guide service or climbing school, or hire a certified guide for private instruction. Pursue training and certification. All credible professions require formal education or training and proof of competency.
Is there an age limit for climbing Everest?
While climbers have to be at least 16 years of age to climb the mountain, there are no age restrictions beyond that, though the Nepal Mountaineering Association is hoping to set the age range between 16-76.
Can you make a living as a mountain guide?
While many full-time guides make a living in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, most guides who work ‘professionally’ (as their primary career) do so in the Rockies, Cascades and Sierra.
Is it worth it to become a mountain guide?
You don’t become a mountain guide for the money, but for the lifestyle and freedom. Having said that, it’s a professional qualification and in Alpine countries it’s a legal requirement to be qualified so mountain guides can earn a good living. If you weren’t doing this job what would you be doing?
Is it hard to become a ski guide?
No, the only way to be a guide is to do it the correct way via training and certification, which, to answer the question above, is indeed hard. The AMGA trains and certifies wannabe guides in three disciplines: alpine, rock, and ski. Achieving AMGA certification in any one discipline is hard enough.
How long does it take to become an Amga certified climber?
If you want to go for the all three, you first need some years under your belt to prove your competence as both a skier and a climber. Then plan for a minimum of 90 to 100 days of required AMGA courses and exams, which will actually take five to six years to complete.