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Why is a guide not listed with IPGA?

IPGA Polar Guide endorsement signifies that a person has met strict eligibility requirements and has been deemed suitable to guide polar expeditions

However a guide may not be listed with IPGA because:

  • the guide has not applied for endorsement or his/her application is being processed
  • the guide is a regional specialist and does not satisfy the requirements for IPGA's combined sea-ice and land-ice endorsement
  • the guide may not have the appropriate skills and/or experience to qualify for IPGA endorsement