Instructor Qualifications

Josh Kling

Kling Mountain Guides

Durango, CO

(970) 259-1708 (Wk)

AIARE Qualifications:

Level 1 Course Leader
Level 2 Course Leader

Other Qualifications:

AMGA Certified Rock Guide
AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
AMGA Assistant Ski Guide
IFMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
AMGA SPI & CWI Program Provider
WMA Medical Instructor
Leave No Trace Master Educator


Josh is the Owner and Lead Guide for Kling Mountain Guides He is a Mountain Guide and Outdoor Educator based in Durango. He is an adjunct faculty member with San Juan College where he instructs numerous courses for their Outdoor Leadership degree track . He has completed rock, alpine and ski guide training from the American Mountain Guides Association and is an IFMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide. He is a member of the Durango Mountain Resort Pro Patrol. Josh helps coordinate the Flight For Life Avalanche Deployment team in the San Juans, and is a Technical Team Member, Training Instructor, and Winter Response Team Coordinator with La Plata County Search and Rescue in Colorado.