Through out the last couple years MMG’s blog has been quiet. With the increased use of social media powerhouses like Facebook, Instagram, among others, it seemed as though blogs were being reserved for posts with higher amounts content and less basic trip reports. After many discussions with MMG guides and professionals from other industries I have formulated a small summer project to breath some life back into our blog. Once a week I will be posting a Guides Tech Tip on the social media engines (if thats what we call them). The plan is for the social media posts to direct interested individuals to MMG’s blog where more information on the technique can be found. If all goes well the project will be continued throughout the 2017/18 winter.
So, here it goes. Big thanks to all who contributed their ideas and time into making this Blog a living thing. Thank you to MMG Guide Andrew Maver for providing the video to make kick this thing off.
Each season the MMG team assembles for a training session with the intention of covering business related topics, the previous season in review, and to brush up on best practices for the upcoming season. Not only are these things accomplished it is also a great way to spend time with friends that we otherwise only see in a professional role.
Personally speaking I am honored to work with these gentleman. Each one of the MMG team in addition to being professional guides, husbands, and fathers, they are also professionals in other fields. Engineers, educators, tradesmen, nurses, Search and Rescue, the list goes on. Each one of their talents as individuals along with impressive climbing/guiding resumes makes one very strong team. Its during these trainings, when we are all assembled, that I truly see just how strong we all are together. I guess thats the point of gathering for a common purpose. To share what we have with the collective in an effort to, in MMG’s case, deliver a better service to the guests we guide through the mountains.
This season we owe a special thanks to the other companies that have supported MMG and guides around the globe in an effort to say thank you for the jobs guides do. To Mammut for supplying and awesome jacket, Petzl for the carabiner and text books, and to Julbo for the glasses. Each one of these items not only makes us look a little cooler, but they also help MMG’s professional appearance. (Look for an individual blog on all the items from our supporters.)
This years topics included business updates, an analysis on recent accidents that have occurred to the general public, how MMG can set a positive example to recreational climbers on avoiding these accidents, backcountry communication, AMGA programs, station management, up to down transitions, and the physics of a fall. All together an action packed day that has the entire team psyched for the rock season ahead.
Again, a big thanks to all.