To be internationally certified as a Mountain guide you have to first meet the very high leave of experience in all disciplines of Mountaineering and skiing to apply for the 3 to 4 year training and assessment course. Once you have pass all the courses you can obtained the ( IFMGA ) International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations certificate which is the highest award achievable in the outdoor industry. We strongly recommend you look out for the badge when hiring a guide.
The (BMG) British Mountain Guide Association & SBO Sweden are 2 of the 22 countries affiliated to the IFMGA. A British Mountain Guide is an expert in techniques and safety in the outdoor enviroment and are a very reliable companion for your adventure.
There are 2 types of the badges that are worn by IFMGA Mountain Ski Guides.
Metal pin badge and the fabric badge.
For more information please follow the links below.
British Mountain Guides Association
International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations