3109: Alpine Instructor Training - OENZ

    Run by Outdoor Education New Zealand

    Course ID:3109
    Start Date:19-09-2022
    End Date: 25-09-2022
    Closing Date: 08-08-2022
    Member Price: 2999.00
    Course Discipline: Alpine
    Location: Christchurch
    Course Type: Training

    What is required to complete the application process:

    Alpine Instructor Training

    This is a seven day course run by Outdoor Education New Zealand specifically designed for people who are wanting to lead people in the alpine environment. Suitable for those working towards NZOIA Alpine 1, or wanting to become trip leaders for clubs/social clubs where technical skills are being delivered.

    This is a “train the trainer” style course designed to look at key aspects that are important when leading others in this dynamic environment. 


    Before attending this course, you must be competent walking in crampons, using an ice axe, able to self-arrest and, have completed Avalanche Awareness (as a minimum) or Back Country Avalanche Awareness/L5 Avalanche Risk Management – If you are working towards industry qualifications.

    If you do not meet the requirements in your personal skills we have aligned this course to our Alpine Training Course, where you can combine the 9-day alpine training course and this 7 day IDP.


    Course Outline

    EONZ will endeavor to cover as many of the teachable skills below across the week. The focus will not be on the technical skill, but how to teach it. 

    Weather & avalanche forecast

    • Applying weather & avalanche forecasting to decision making.
    • NZ mountain weather

    Avalanche Rescue 

    • Fitting a client group with equipment
    • Briefing a group on rescue principals
    • Demonstrating correct rescue techniques
    • Demonstrating safe group travel techniques when moving with a group

    Understanding and demonstrate teaching skills and group management in the following:


    • Fitting a client group with crampons efficiently and correctly
    • Briefing correct walking techniques in crampons
    • Managing a group walking in crampons through varied terrain (i.e traversing, steep uphill, steep downhill).

    Ice axe

    • Holding an ice axe
    • Self-belay/plunge
    • Self-arresting progressions & techniques
    • Step cutting

    Terrain travel

    • Managing a group and unconfident individuals while moving through varied terrain
    • Step cutting when and where appropriate

    Snow caving/Emergency shelters

    • Snow cave construction
    • Emergency shelters


    • Stomper belay
    • Handlines
    • Basic anchors
    • Confidence roping 

    Leadership/Instructional skills:

    • Plan and prepare 2 x single-day educational and safe alpine experiences for model clients
    • Lead and manage a group for 2 non-consecutive days in the alpine environment
    • Apply effective safety management applicable to group, terrain and environmental conditions.


    Visit Alpine Instructor Training on the OENZ website for more information on:

    - Course Details (eg. accomodation, food, equipment and transport)

    - Instructor Training Pathways

    - Bookings & Course Calendar

    - Contact Information


    Course enquires, bookings and payment should be made directly to Outdoor Education New Zealand.  Contact Sarah at: admin@oenz.co.nz ph: 03 329 9076 or go directly to their website at www.oenz.co.nz

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