Teach one-day ice climbing seminars on the Root Glacier

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We are seeking climbers to lead one-day ice climbing seminars on the Root Glacier! The glacier is a 2 mile hike from our office in Kennecott. Guides are responsible for picking up their clients at their lodging, orienting them to the area, fitting them with boots, crampons, harnesses and other gear, sharing human and natural history information along the hike, teaching basic glacier travel and ice climbing techniques, and monitoring safety throughout the day.

Applicants must have

  • significant personal climbing experience – ice climbing experience specifically is not required but is a big plus
  • Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification
  • solid teaching skills
  • a friendly and professional attitude
  • a passion for guiding and the outdoors

Ice climbing guides will also be working as glacier hiking guides and historical tour leaders. You will likely lead ice climbing trips 1-3 times per week.


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To apply, send the following application materials to jobs@steliasguides.com:

  1. cover letter stating your interest in working for us
  2. a detailed and current work history resume
  3. a summary of outdoor experience

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