The 2018 IFMGA Mountain Guides Training for the EEMGA will take place in Slovenia during 19-26 February. Exact locations will be made publicly available closer to the start date.
Applications deadline 1 February!
Candidates who have received in writing the confirmation that their application, based on their mountaineering CV, has been accepted will be tested in three disciplines:
– rock climbing
– ice climbing
The practical exams schedule is the following:
Monday 19 February 2018: Arrival, registration, welcome address and briefing
Tuesday 20 February 2018: Practical test
Wednesday 21 February 2018: Practical test
Thursday 22 February 2018: Practical test
Friday 23 February 2018: Practical test
Saturday 24 February 2018: Practical test
Sunday 25 February 2018: Results and departure
More details about the contents of the entry test and the training curriculum are available at this LINK.
The entry test fee for 2018 is 190 EURO per person.
This should be paid only after you receive an email confirming your CV has been accepted! The examination fee covers exclusively the examination costs. Any personal expenses associated with but not limited to: travel, accommodation, meals, equipment, visa fees, insurance fees etc have to be organised and borne by yourself.
At extra cost we may book for you accommodation and half board in the given locations for the duration of the entry test. The cost of room & board is 35 EUR per person per day and the ski pass for 2 days is 25 EUR per person per day. These should be paid together with the entry test fee and special mention should be made in the payment form.
To apply for the 2018 Entry test fill in the application form below. Please note that you can only submit 1 (one) application and you must have all the information available as you will not be able to edit your application later!
APPLICATION FORM HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/VbV26Bj1rNn3tJvq1
Only when you receive the email of confirmation that your application has been accepted proceed with the payment by bank transfer and upload the receipt of transfer using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kKHL3sKqwlyIQH3E2
Those who are successful at the entry test will begin the training in September 2018. The total cost for the 3 years of training will be between 13 000 – 15 000 EUR including lift/ski passes, huts, meals and tuition but excluding personal expenses and travel to and from locations.
We (EEMGA and IFMGA) we will try to find means of co-financing a part of these expenses for the candidates through sponsorships and grants but at this stage no such agreements are in place. This being a regional programme no national funding is directly available to us and we urge candidates from each country as well as current EEMGA – IFMGA aspirant guides to assist the programme by identifying and pursuing avenues of co-financing of the training so the individual financial burden can be reduced. If no such opportunities present themselves or are pursued by candidates, national associations and clubs with vested interest, current guides and aspirants the financial burden will have to be supported in its entirety by the candidates.