AMGA Hosting BIPoC SPI Courses

The American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) is now hosting Single-Pitch Instructor Courses and Assessments for anyone who identifies as a person of color. Thanks to support from Black Diamond, there be two assessments and one course hosted this year for folks who identify as a Black, Indigenous, Person of Color:

BIPOC SPI Assessment
Dates: June 3rd and 4th
Location: Boulder, CO
Application due date: Feb. 28th

Dates: August (exact dates will be finalized in a week)
Location: Mt. Erie, WA
Application due date: Feb. 28th

BIPOC SPI Assessment
Dates: September 23rd and 24th
Location: Brevard, NC
Application due date: April 11th

Each of these affinity programs provide full scholarships to participants. Prerequisites include being comfortable leading trad climbing, having a genuine interest in rock climbing, and being willing to guide and instruct novice rock climbers. Interested climbers are encouraged to visit the program’s website for more information and enrollment.

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