Peruvian Mountain Guides Association (AGMP) to organise an international rescue course in Guatemala

A fter previously having successfully directed an international rescue course in Mexico, the in Huaraz based Peruvian Mountain Guides Association (AGMP) will once more conduct an international safety and rescue course across the borders. This time the course will be held in Guatemala, in coordination with specialised organisations such as the Guatemalan Tourist Board and Socorro Alpino Guatamalteco (an elite company with knowledge of search, rescue and prehospital care, serving as support to the entire mountainous Guatemalan population).

The course will be led by most experienced Peruvian instructors, graduated from the High Mountain Study Centre of Huaraz. These instructors will share their vast experience in safety and rescue techniques on Guatemalan soil. The course will be held from June the 15th to the 28th, and will count with the important participation of Guatemalan institutions such as the Alpine Relief Brigade, the National Association of Departmental Municipal Firefighters, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, the Tourist Assistance Programme, Guatemalan Army and the National Civil Police.

Rafael Figueroa, President of the AGMP, confirmed that the course will be held at the Acatenango Volcano, which is located in the vicinity of the city of Antigua.  With a maximum height of 3,880 msnm it´s one of the preferred places by tourists and hikers to practice mountaineering of medium and high difficulty. The expedition team from Huaraz will not only develop mountaineering activities and the rescue course, it will also work on consolidating working relationships with organisations related to mountaineering and climbing in Guatamala.

By organizing such international expeditions, The AGMP consolidates itself as leader in Peru and South America in security and rescue activities in highly dangerous areas such as the mountains.

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