Alpine Ambassadors

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Alpine Ambassadors

Alpine Ambassadors are a group of climbers looking to push their limits together, learn from the mentorship of guides and highly accomplished climbers, and mentor others. The group is comprised of leaders from all branches with climbing programs.

Alpine Ambassadors are a group of climbers looking to push their limits together, learn from the mentorship of guides and highly accomplished climbers, and mentor others. The group is comprised of leaders from all branches with climbing programs. 

Alpine Ambassadors is designed as the next step for our top climb leaders. It's an opportunity for those who spend so much time mentoring students to continue to push their own climbing abilities with a community of elite Mountaineers climbers.

As this is first and foremost an investment in our top volunteers, there is no fee to be a part of this program, but there is an application process.

BENEFITS OF BEING A PART OF ALPINE AMBASSADORS

  • Access to a community of top climbers in The Mountaineers pursuing bold objectives
  • Access to opportunities for personal climbing advancement through mentor-style educational opportunities with top climbers and guides in the community
  • Access to funding opportunities for remote or logistically challenging climbing objectives
  • Access to free clinics at special climbing events like Index Climbing Festival and Arc'teryx Climbing Academy
  • Ongoing opportunities to climb hard with friends who climb harder

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Confidence leading either 5.9 trad rock climbs or WI 3 ice climbs
  • Mountaineers membership is current
  • Contribution, at least once annually, to the Alpine Ambassadors community
  • Regular volunteer leadership for your branch’s climbing program

AMBASSADORS RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work to achieve the mission and goals of The Mountaineers organization.
  • Develop a diverse, open and inclusive population of Ambassadors
  • Host intermediate to advanced mentored climbing opportunities for Mountaineers top leaders
  • Each Ambassador is responsible for pursuing personal climbing growth opportunities as individuals and together with other Ambassadors
  • Each Ambassador is responsible to provide benefit to their home branch. This could be in the form of leading a course, providing leadership development for other leaders within the branch, mentoring aspiring climb leaders, or taking a leadership role in the branch’s Climbing Committee
  • Ambassadors are responsible for sharing stories of Alpine Ambassadors achievements, including writing blogs and magazine articles