Taiwan Mountain Instructor (TMI)

Become the Leader in Taiwan Mountains !



This training module is for people who want to be the mountain instructor in Taiwan.
This training included advanced rope skills, self rescue skills and team management.
There are two parts of this training that is five days training course and four days assessment.

We do not suggest people who does not meet the minimum requirement attend this professional course.

Certification Terrain Definition

The terrain definition of Taiwan Mountain Instructor is non-glacier mountain terrain.
The routes included climbing class 4, class 5 and no avalanche concern snow covered ground. The route may need small groups' technical descending, movement, self rescue and trad climbing skills.This certification does not cover skiing and waterfall ice climbing skills.


Taiwan Mountain Instructor - Course
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Course Schedule and Location: (Total 5 days course)

  • Day 1 ~ Day 2 : Long Dong Rock Climbing Area
  • Day 3 ~ Day 5 : Taiwan Center Mountain Area 

Open Course Schedule: Under Planning

Custom Course : We accept the custom reserve course that just need two person. 
                              Please mail to sam.zaxis@gmail.com

Instructor : Sam Yang

Register : ZA Online Course Register System

Group Size : 2 ~3 

Tuition : NT$15000 (Tuition included Instructor fee, Insurance and Share Gear)

*Note : Course Canceling Policy
*Weather Risk : There are certain level risk of canyoning. If we think the weather 
                          risk too high like heavy rain or Typhoon. We may decided cancel 
                          the course. If we decided cancel the course, we will return the full 
                          tuition deduce the insurance fee.

Course Prerequisites :  

  • 16 years old at the time of course
  • 20 times document mountain backpacking trip.
  • Confidence complete YDS 5.8 trad rock climbing leading route with rock shoes.
  • Confidence complete YDS 5.6 trad rock climbing leading route with mountain boots.
  • Familiar with Leave No Trace Principle
  • Good Fitness Condition

Course Outline

  • The Taiwan Mountain Instructor Certification 
  • The Role and Duty 
  • Professionalism
  • Client Care
  • Risk Management
  • Instructor gear
  • Knot and Application
  • Anchoring
  • Belay Skills
  • Lowering Skills
  • Rapplling Skills
  • Short Roping Skills
  • Basic Rock Climbing Skills
  • Multi-Pitch Alpine Climbing
  • Pass a knot
  • Advanced orientation skills
  • Time management
  • Pulley System
  • Self Rescue Skills

Personal Gear

  • Overnight Mountain Backpacking Gear
  • Basic Trad Climbing Gear


Taiwan Mountain Instructor - Assessment
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The 4 days assessment will host in the Taiwan center mountain area. You will lead the mountain trip with 3 clients. The assessor will go with the group. There will be different scenario test and rescue test in the trip. Certification lasts for three years since got the certification as long as the candidate keeps current First Aid Certification. After three years current TMI can re-take the TMI Assessment to regain the SPI certification for next 3 years.


Assessment Schedule and Location: (Total 3 days course)

  • Day 1 ~ Day 3 : Taiwan Center Mountain Area

Open Assessment Schedule: Under Planning

Custom Assessment : We accept the custom reserve course that just need two person. 
                                       Please mail to sam.zaxis@gmail.com

Assessor : Sam Yang

Register : ZA Online Course Register System

Group Size : 2 ~ 3 

Assessment Fee : NT$12000 (Assessment Fee included Assessor fee, Insurance and Share Gear)
*Note : Course Canceling Policy
*Weather Risk : There are certain level risk of canyoning. If we think the weather 
                          risk too high like heavy rain or Typhoon. We may decided cancel 
                          the course. If we decided cancel the course, we will return the full 
                          tuition deduce the insurance fee.
                                      

Assessment Prerequisites : 

  • 18 years old at the time of course
  • Current valid WFR certification*
  • Current valid CPR+AED certification*
  • Complete TMI course
  • Complete 20 any grade trad climbing leading (10 must higher than YDS 5.10a)
  • Confidence complete YDS 5.7 trad climbing leading with mountain boots. 
  • Familiar Snow Movement Skills (Not Included Ice Climbing)
  • Familiar trad climbing anchoring
  • Familiar rappelling skills
  • Familiar Ascending skills
  • Familiar LNT principle