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CREDENTIALS

  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
  • AMGA  Assistant Ski Guide
  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • AMGA SPI Program Provider
  • AMGA CWI Program Provider
  • AMGA/IFMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NR-EMT-B)
  • Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS) trained
  • La Plata County Search and Rescue; Technical Rescue Team & Winter Response Team
  • AIARE Level 3 Certified
  • AIARE Level 1 & 2 Course Leader
  • Leave-No-Trace Master Educator
  • Camp-USA Athlete Ambassador
  • Backcountry Access Athlete Ambassador

Guide – Josh Kling

Josh is a moun­tain and ski guide hailing from Duran­go, CO. As a 4 season guide, Josh has experience guiding rock climb­ing, alpine climb­ing, and back­coun­try ski­ing. As an Amer­i­can Moun­tain Guides Asso­ci­a­tion (AMGA) Cer­ti­fied Rock Guide, Assis­tant Alpine Guide, and Assis­tant Ski Guide Josh has set his sights on the coveted “pin” of an IFM­GA  certification. In addi­tion to guid­ing, Josh is an AIARE Lev­el 1 & 2 course leader, facilitates AMGA programs such as the Climb­ing Wall Instruc­tor Pro­gram, and the AMGA Sin­gle Pitch Instruc­tor Pro­gram. He has taught for numer­ous nation­al­ly rec­og­nized orga­ni­za­tions and worked as a guide on four of the sev­en sum­mits. An active member in the outdoor community of the Southwest Josh helps to coor­di­nate the Flight For Life Avalanche Deploy­ment team and is a Tech­ni­cal Team Mem­ber, Train­ing Instruc­tor, and Win­ter Response Team Coor­di­na­tor with La Pla­ta Coun­ty Search and Res­cue in Colorado.