Instructor Bios

Joshua Kling

Joshua Kling

Location:

Durango, CO

Certifications:

AMGA, NR-EMT-B, WFR, AIARE, American Avalanche Association, Association of Outdoor Education and Recreation

Description:

In addition to instructing courses for WMA, Josh is the Owner and Lead Guide for Kling Mountain Guides.  He guides all types of activities, including rock climbing, alpine climbing, and backcountry skiing  Throughout the year Josh instructor close to 30 American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) avalanche courses, as well as American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor programs.  When not guiding, he is an adjunct faculty member for San Juan College Outdoor Leadership degree track, and also instructs courses at Fort Lewis College for their Outdoor Pursuits program.  He has completed rock, alpine and ski guide training from the AMGA.  He also helps coordinate the Flight For Life Avalanche Deployment team in the San Juan Mountains of CO, and is a Technical Team Member, Training Instructor, and Winter Response Team Coordinator with La Plata County Search and Rescue in Colorado.

Certifications/Qualifications:

AMGA Certified Rock Guide

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor (SPI)

AMGA SPI Program Provider

AMGA Assistant Alpine Guide

AMAG Assistant Ski Guide

AMGA/ IFMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide

NR-EMT-B

WMA Wilderness First Responder

AIARE Level 1 and 2 Course Leader

Leave-No-Trace Master Educator

Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association

Professional Member of the Association of Outdoor Education and Recreation