/ MIC. Am I too old?
I'm in the fortunate position where I can dedicate 3 months a year solid to training/consolidation.
At age 37 is it unrealistic to go for the MIC?
I'm just going through the ML process.
Any advice welcomed.
You jest, surely young man?
Depends on why you are doing it? Personal satisfaction or for work?
Rob Johnson page http://www.expeditionguide.com/Qualification%20Structure.php gives a good example of the time required to do to reach MIC, if you weren't aware of what is required.
That's a great link thanks!
Gives me plenty to think about and aspire to.
It's a combination of personal goals and a career I'm aiming for.
Sorry if my previous post sounded frivolous, but what I meant was that at 37 you are still only about half way through your climbing career. There is no reason why given good health you haven't got at least 30 years climbing (instructing) ahead of you and probably more, so of course you are not "too old".
Good luck! I say go for it!
Toying with MIA at the moment, am 43 this year.
Thanks for all the positive comments.
Registered for my ML.
Keep you all posted!
However, you DO need to be mountain fit. I am not currently not nearly fit enough to pass my assessment and will need to work on my fitness. However that will come from 2-3 months of spending 20+ days a month doing big mountain days, which I have not been doing, living in Somerset.
Email me if you want any more info on what the training course was like.
46 next week and working as ML, WML, just started 2 years ago. mind you I'm broke half the time and if I had a wife and kids to support its a non starter, still I love the work. Only thing you need to remember is your earnings rely completely on your health, something which gets harder as you get older. Wish I had started when I was 37, I'd have been an MIC long ago
I was the youngest on my MIC assessment course at the tender age of 39...
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