Podcast S1 E7: So You Want to Be a Climbing Instructor with PCIA

March 6, 2024 (Recorded July 25, 2022) | 32:05 


So you want to be a Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA) Certified Climbing Instructor? Join podcast host Candace Brendler and Jake Brunnquell, Programs Director for the Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA)  as they discuss how you can become a climbing instructor, with valuable insight from how long the process takes to pay and benefits.


Guest Bio: 

Jake Brunnquell is the Programs Manager for the PCIA and an outdoor instructor at University of Wisconsin – River Falls. He began his climbing career with the PCIA at an outdoor course in 2013 and has been instructing ever since. Jake is a climbing guide, indoor provider, and is currently finishing his outdoor provider track. He is motivated to meet the needs of PCIA providers and is committed to strengthening the industry. Jake received his MBA in 2020, and in his free time he enjoys all disciplines of climbing, fishing, paddling, trail running, exercising, and skiing.


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