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05/15/2014

Advanced Mountaineering Program

AMP 1Today we have a guest blog from one of our outstanding volunteers, Saveria Tilden. You can follow Saveria on her blog: http://theadventurus.com/

This past weekend in Joshua Tree, the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s popular Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP) came to a close. 22 students graduated, having completed 36 hours of advanced knots, belaying, rappelling, climbing and anchor work. AMP teaches current rock climbing techniques based on the AMGA SPI standards in real-life settings at iconic California climbing crags such as Stoney Point and Joshua Tree. Over the course of the program 55 leaders and helpers have returned to volunteer, many of them AMP alumni. Friendships are made, good times are had, but most importantly safer climbers are developed. Since the first AMP in 2009, 184 students have graduated the program. Due to its popularity AMP is now held every spring and fall… each course is filled with a waitlist well in advance. This fall will be AMP’s 5th anniversary and with the completion of AMP10, over 200 students will have gone through the program. An exciting milestone for AMP! Climb on!

More information can be found here

And more photos here.

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