To apply for a place on the IFMGA Pathway, you must present for consideration to the NZMGA Training Officer a mountaineering resume for both climbing and skiing.

  • Logged Experience - Climbing requirements.
  • Logged Experience - Skiing requirements.

In addition, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Current Pre Hospital Emergency Care Certificate (40 hours) or equivalent.
  • Avalanche Course Stage 1 Certificate or its overseas equivalent.
  • Be at least 18 years old when your course starts.
  • New Zealand resident or have a current work permit.
  • Current Medical Certificate of fitness.

Once your application has been accepted, you'll be required to pass the 1 day Technical Rock Exam and 1 day Technical Ski Exam before entry into the training phase of the IFMGA Pathway.