Annual Meeting: Arc’teryx-sponsored AMGA Round Table Meeting

Photo by Karsten Delap

By AMGA Staff (Updated 11/19/2014: For detailed minutes of the event, please check out the PDF link in the last paragraph.) More than 100 people showed up for the 2014 Arc’teryx sponsored AMGA round table, the 2nd night of the Annual Meeting. Unique in the series of round table discussions, guides and aspiring guides had […]

How to navigate the wilderness with a lawyer & insurance policy

Don Pachner wilderness insurance presentation

Need to understand insurance provisions in contracts for guiding in the wilderness? Download Don Pachner’s Annual Meeting presentation: AMGA Ins Provisions in Contracts 2014 What you will take away from this class: Recognize and understand the basic insurance requirements found in many contracts, agreements, licenses, and permits; Understand how to negotiate insurance requirements of your contracts, […]

Insuring Foreign Operations of Guides & Guide Services

Don Pachner's Annual Meeting presentation.

For those of you who are interested, you can download Don Pachner’s October 23 presentation during the Annual Meeting: AMGA Insuring Foreign Operations 2014 from These are the take aways from this class: Recognize and understand insurance considerations when guiding outside the U.S. Understand what practices and procedures you need to draft and implement before insuring foreign operations. What […]

AMGA Round Table Discussion on Guided Access Goes on the Road

Thanks to the generous involvement and sponsorship of Arc’teryx, we will be bringing the Round Table Discussion on Guided Access to your region. Given the good conversations we’ve had at the Annual Meeting round table, it seemed like a great opportunity to extend that discussion across the country. The exact format will vary, but it […]

Annual Meeting Kudos: Thanks Participants!

We definitely felt like this was the most successful, engaging, and educational Annual Meeting the AMGA has ever held. Apparently many participants felt the same way. Thanks so much to Karsten Delap for capturing some really great photographic moments with our guides, and thanks to our guides for offering feedback. Look for a photo essay […]

AMGA Business Accreditation: presentation from Annual Meeting

This is the presentation Outreach & Advocacy Director Scott Massey gave at the Round Table Discussion on Access at the 2013 Annual Meeting. Given the development of new supervision and terrain guidelines for Accredited Businesses, the goal was to educate members on what the new guidelines stated, as well as answer any questions. In addition, he […]

Boulder Weekly Publishes Article on High Altitude Symposium

On October 24, the Boulder Weekly published an article on the AMGA and the High Altitude Symposium, which the AMGA facilitated as the opening event of its Annual Meeting. The Symposium was the first of its kind in the world, and received kudos from numerous participants. We are featuring the Symposium in the Mountain Buzz […]

High Altitude Symposium Highlight of AMGA Annual Meeting for Many

At this year’s Annual Meeting, the AMGA took the educational opportunities they offer to guides to the next level by organizing and hosting a one-day seminar on advanced mountain medicine for guides. Called the Advanced Mountain Medicine for Guides, it brought together experts in the medical industry with an audience of professional high altitude and […]

American Mountain Guides Association Names Petzl Winner of 2013 Industry Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dana Richardson dana@amga.com Boulder, CO Petzl’s company mission is to offer innovative products, technical information, and training for those exploring the vertical world. This October, Petzl will receive the 2013 American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Industry Award. AMGA Executive Director, Betsy Winter, will present the award to Tom Adams, Petzl America Sales […]

2013 AMGA Award Winners

The American Mountain Guides Association is proud to announce its’ 2013 Award Recipients: The Lifetime Achievement in Mountain Guiding Award: Kathy Cosley An AMGA member since 1986, Kathy received her B.A. in French Language and Literature in 1985. 1987 and 1988 were busy years for Kathy, not only did she complete her Master’s degree in Romance Linguistics […]