AORE Partner News February 2015 - Page 9

Mathews and Mauro Mazzo. Paintings by James Prosek. Patagonia Books, Ventura, CA. Work of Significance. “Fieldbook: Scouting's Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills for Outdoor Adventure.” By Robert Birkby. Boy Scouts of America , Irving, TX. School for International Expedition Training (SIET) SIET creates free learning opportunities for aspiring mountaineers For budding mountaineers there's nothing more daunting than trying to figure out how to develop technical skills in such a high consequence environment. In addition to offering advanced mountaineering courses, SIET is also dedicated to providing a number of free resources for people that have learned climbing fundamentals from collegiate programs or similar courses. Here are a few resources that we've come up with to meet this need: Tech-Tip Videos: SIET is continuously creating technical "how to" videos to serve as a reliable and definitive resource for outdoor educators and the general climbing community. They were produced, edited, and reviewed by multiple professional guides who have an intimate knowledge of current industry standards: Scholarships: Each year SIET adds scholarship opportunities for students that want to develop their skill set under the tutelage of highly experienced professionals: Mentorship: At SIET, we believe that mountain education shouldn't end after one or two intro courses. We offer a number of internships, employment opportunities, and alumni events to help keep the dedicated learner abreast of their technical, risk management and leadership skills: As a nonprofit, SIET is putting as many resources as possible into providing accessible education for the mountain community. Please help us spread the word so your students and colleagues don't miss out!