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2014 Annual Meeting

We welcome you to join us for the 2014 AMGA Annual Meeting sponsored by GORE-TEX. This year aims to be bigger and better with the Expedition Guiding and Risk Symposium featuring (Arc’teryx Athlete and ACMG Mountain Guide)Grant Statham, over 15 professional developmental clinics brought to you by the AMGA Instructor Team and Industry leaders, and the main event that will feature food, drinks, raffle, awards ceremony, as well as a slide show presentation by (American Mountain Guide/IFMGA Guide),  Adrian Ballinger.

*There will be a maximum occupancy of 200 people and only full refunds will be issued one week prior to the event. 

Dates and events:

October 23 - Expedition Guiding and Risk Symposium with Grant Statham at Hotel Boulderado (9am-4:30pm)

October 24 - Professional Development Clinics (9am − 12pm + 1pm − 4pm) & Happy Hour Round Table Discussion to include  AMGA  Board Listening Session Presented by Arc’teryx at  Hotel Boulderado (5:30pm − 7:30pm)

October 25 - Professional Development Clinics at Hotel Boulderado (9am − 12pm + 1pm − 4pm) & Main Event Presented by GORE-TEX at eTown Hall (5pm− 9:30pm)

October 26 -  AMGA Board of Directors Meeting at Hotel Boulderado (9am – 4pm) *sections of the meeting will be closed to the public.


Full Weekend

$75 for members, $100 for non-membersFull Weekend Registration here


  • Expedition Guiding Symposium
  • Round Table Discussion provided by Arc’teryx
  • Main Event
  • Professional Development Clinics both Friday and Saturday*
  • Food and Drink throughout the weekend


Questions? Instructions for clinic registration

*NOTE: You must register for the FULL weekend in order to take clinics   

Expedition Guiding and Risk Symposium: $50 for members, $75 for non-members

(9am-4:30pm) Includes:

Grant Statham: Risk – The Anatomy of Chance and Uncertainty

Grant Statham is a Canadian IFMGA guide, alpinist, and avalanche expert. In 2003, following a devastating avalanche that claimed the lives of seven high school students, Grant was hired by Parks Canada to design and implement sweeping changes to Canada’s systems of public avalanche safety. Grant will be presenting to the AMGA on his study of risk theory, and how it changed an entire industry and produced numerous groundbreaking methods that today have been implemented around the world. Check out Grant’s Ted Talk here. 

Additional presentations provided by:             

Matt Farmer, Expedition food and group gear logistics and planning. 

Adrian Ballinger, on maximizing safety and efficiency in fixed-line systems.

Mountain Trip, on technology on expeditions.

Pat Ormond, on glacier rope setups

*Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to attendees

Click here to register for the Expedition Guiding and Risk Symposium:


Main Event sponsored by GORE-TEX: $FREE for members, $25 for non members

(5pm-9pm) Includes:

  • Food and Drink (provided by Marmot)
  • Award Ceremony
  • Slide Show Presentation: Adrian Ballinger, American Mountain Guide/IFMGA Guide,  “Skiing” the Himalaya – Type II fun on the world’s tallest peaks.
  • A Moment of Silence: Remembering our Fallen Friends, (Eitan Shalom Green, Matthew Hegeman, Jake Merrill), who we have lost this past year. 

Click here to register for the Main Event.

We hope that you will join us in all of the festivities and take advantage of the wonderful surroundings during your visit to Boulder, Colorado.