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College Rock climbing programs
The founder of Killington Mountain Guides Robert Giolito has over 20 years safely facilitating and teaching rock climbing to large groups. Giolito's experience spans from working as the lead rock climbing specialist for Longacre Expeditions in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Acadia National Park in Maine. Giolito also worked for Colorado Outward Bound teaching extra technical mountaineering courses for 2 years after completing his Bachelor of Science in Adventure Education at Unity College . Drawing from over 20 years of experience in guiding and instructing climbing, KMG guides and instructors are trained toprovide exceptional service and quality instruction.
Trip Leader Training
Communication, problem solving, group development, team development, diversity/inclusivity , leadership . motivational & behavioral concerns, these are the foundation of the art of instruction and the role of a good trip leader.
Despite all this training to become a good trip leader, all of your experience, all your awareness and all of your efforts, emergencies do happen. Judgement is the ability to wisely form opinions and create alternatives. Wisdom is the ability to recognize a range or possibilities and opportunities, devise solutions to challenges and problems, and determine which of many actions is most desirable. The most correct response under one circumstances is likely not to be the most correct response under a different set of circumstances. Recognizing ever changing variables, adjsuting to them and creating or chosing a correct solition is good judgement. While this thinking is directed toward proactive avoidance of an emergency situataion, it is also the cornerstone for responding when an emergency does occur.