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Don Pachner to Present Insurance Seminars at 2022 National Meeting of the American Mountain Guides Association on October 27, 2022

Don Pachner has been invited to present seminars on insurance for mountaineering guides and guide services at the American Mountain Guides Association national meetings on October 27, 2022 at the Petzl Technical Center in Salt Lake City, UT. This is the first in-person AMGA national meeting since the beginning of the pandemic and I am looking forward to meeting you there!

The subject will be: “Conquering Insurance Challenges for Climbing and Mountaineering Guides & Guide Services With Q&A: Post-pandemic insurance markets and requirements present challenges for experienced and new guides or guide services.  Effective navigation of available insurance programs and underwriting guidelines makes a difference in obtaining or maintaining proper coverage on your guiding operations at reasonable cost.  Includes a Q&A session

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Pachner & Associates, LLC Attending 2020 Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Pachner & Associates, LLC will be attending the 2020 virtual Wilderness Risk Management Conference from Wednesday, October 14 through Friday, October 23, 2020. While we will be able to selectively enroll in sessions from our office (much less intensive than traveling to the meetings!) we may be unavailable at times for an hour or two. If you are unable to reach us, please leave a voice mail message or send an email, and we will return your call when we finish the session. We are proud to be a supporter of the Jim Ratz Memorial Scholarship Fund for the event. Please keep an eye out for Don Pachner and David LeClair, if you enroll in one of the sessions we attend!

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COVID-19 Information for Outdoors and Experiential Learning Organizations

As the COVID-19 health crisis evolves and impacts our customers, I will post information here that I feel will be of value to you in making critical decisions about your operations from a risk management standpoint.

Steve Smith of Experiential Consulting has compiled links to COVID-19 risk management resources.  I have known Steve for many years and have great respect for his outdoor and experiential learning organization risk management expertise and knowledge.  He recently presented an online panel discussion with three program administrators/risk managers which you will find insightful, and the recording of the webinar is available on his web site.

For members of the AMGA, the NEWS section of their web site contains excellent information regarding operations, risk management and business continuity resources, but you must be a member and log in to access these resources.