AORE Partner News August 2015 - Page 2

School for International Expedition Training Seeking Input for the 2015 AORE Conference Since hard data pertaining to accidents/near misses, training standards, etc is extremely difficult to attain international expeditions finished in early July with for a wide variety of programs, it would be great to exceptional success. Each expedition summited hear stories from the AORE community about how multiple peaks above 18,000 feet, learned about you feel risk management, training, and technical current industry standards, rescue skills, pushed standards could be improved in your program. In their limits, and had a blast doing it! addition, it would be great to hear about how your technical risk management standards stack up We need your input for the upcoming AORE against industry standards. And if you have no idea conference! Josh Beckner will be conducting a how they stack up, that would be great to know as discussion based lecture called 'Risk Management Considerations for Climbing Programs.' This will be a well. Please email Josh at: info@expeditiontraining.org. Anonymous messages discussion-based session that will give participants some insight into the quantity and quality of training can be sent through the SIET website contact form: expeditiontrianing.org and standards that climbing/mountaineering programs are using throughout the country. About the School for International Expedition Participants will come away from the session with a Training: SIET is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution that is better understanding of how their program compares dedicated to providing risk management, technical, to training and supervision standards of other college and leadership training to aspiring mountain guides, programs, guide services, and other institutions. outdoor educators, and mountaineers. More info We’ll also explore resources for bolstering climbing at: expeditiontraining.org.  programs that desire to do so. We are very happy to announce that all of SIET's The School for International Expedition Training is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution that is dedicated to providing risk management, technical, and leadership training to aspiring mountain guides, outdoor educators, and mountaineers. We provide unparalleled, cutting-edge training at an affordable tuition with a robust scholarship program. The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) and the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), two organizations dedicated to providing access to quality outdoor recreation activities, have entered into a mutually beneficial partnership to further the mission of both organizations and join forces to tackle the challenges each organization may face. A special discounted IMBA membership program http://www.imba.com/membership/aore has been established for AORE members who would like to affiliate with IMBA and receive the benefits of membership. IMBA also conducts Regional and World Summit conferences http:// www.imba.com/events/regionalsummits that AORE members are welcome to attend. IMBA works around the country to create great mountain bike experiences, promote volunteer stewardship and good relations with land managers. A variety of programs and resources may be beneficial to AORE members including: IMBA trail design and consulting http://www.imba.com/trail-solutions; the IMBA Instructor Certification Programhttp://www.imba.com/icp; IMBA grants http://www.imba.com/resources/grants; and the Subaru IMBA Trail Care Crew http://www.imba.com/TCC. Contact info@imba.com for more information. 2