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Professional Climbing Guides Institute (PCGI) is a registered non-profit organization. Professional Climbing Guides Institute (PCGI) develops and governs nationally recognized training, assessment and certification programs for rock climbing instruction and guiding. PCGI programs are designed to serve current professional and aspiring rock climbing guides and/or instructors, university/college rock climbing program leaders, youth program rock climbing leaders, climbing club/association leaders and recreational climbers seeking to improve safety and efficiency.
Innovation In Guide Education -
• Provide and maintain logical, factual and practical guided rock climbing paradigms, through educating, training, assessing, certifying and empowering the current professional and aspiring rock climbing guide/instructor, youth climbing program leaders, college/university climbing program leaders and climbing club/association leaders.
• Provide education that is practical, individualized, experiential and based on the adult education model and practice of Andragogy. Click the following link for for explanation of the model: Moving from Pedagogy to Andragogy
• Remain open to alternative processes and practices in guided rock climbing and in the education and assessment of rock climbing guides.
• Support community development amongst climbing guides and instructors, while recognizing and honoring diversity in all national and international climbing guide or instructor training and certification standards.
• Provide students with guided rock climbing technical practicalities and factual technical information as it relates to climbing fall loads and breaking strengths of ropes, cords and other climbing gear, as they specifically pertain to configurations and applications used during guided rock climbing.
• Focus trainings and hence assessments solely on guided rock climbing, excluding rock climbing guiding above grade III, mountaineering or ski guiding.
• Create and support open dialog on technical and educational concerns for the professional rock climbing guide, rock climbing guiding industry and community.
• Open up rock climbing guide training and assessment opportunities to a more economically diverse group of people, by lowering training and assessment costs and offering scholarships primarily based on financial need.