The AMGA inspires and supports a culture of American mountain craft by providing world-class and internationally recognized education, training, and certification to aspiring and professional guides. Our guides succeed because of our partner’s financial assistance, which pays for scholarships, programs, and many other AMGA initiatives. These partnerships also put us in a strong position to advocate for access for the guided public with land managers, legislators, and other industry partners. The AMGA is the only organization that comprehensively meets the needs of America’s mountain guides.
Our Double Diamond partner is an exclusive partnership that makes the biggest impact with an annual minimum contribution of $15,000. They are the premier sponsor of the AMGA’s Instructor Team, pay for tuition scholarships, and are the title sponsor of the AMGA’s Annual Meeting. W.L. Gore & Associates has been a Diamond Partner since 2005 and recently became our first and only Double Diamond Partner in 2012. Gore-Tex provides support and assistance to AMGA’s instructor team, and they also offer a full tuition scholarship each year for an AMGA course or exam.
Our Diamond Partners significantly impact our projects and scholarships with their annual minimum contribution of $12,000. They either sponsor a course or exam for an entire calendar year, reducing the overall cost for all participants, or become an official product sponsor of the AMGA, in addition to establishing scholarship programs in their company’s name.
Black Diamond Equipment partnered with the AMGA in 1992 and became a Diamond partner in 2004. They officially sponsor all AMGA Rock Guide Certification Exams and provide one full tuition scholarship each year for an AMGA course or exam.
Brooks Range Mountaineering Equipment partnered with the AMGA in 1998 and is the official Rescue Equipment Sponsor of the AMGA, providing equipment to all participants of the Alpine Guide Course, and they provide one full tuition scholarship each year for an AMGA course or exam.
Eddie Bauer joined the team in 2010 and is the official sponsor of all AMGA Advanced Alpine Guide Courses and Aspirant Exams, and they provide one full tuition scholarship each year for an AMGA course or exam.
Marmot became an AMGA sponsor in 1993 and a Diamond Partner in 2004. They are the official sponsor of all AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide Exams, and they provide one full tuition scholarship for an AMGA course or exam each year.
The North Face, a partner since 1997 and Diamond Partner since 2004, is the official sponsor of all AMGA Alpine Guide Certification Exams, and they provide one full tuition scholarship each year for an AMGA Alpine Guide course or exam.
Petzl partnered with the AMGA in 1990 and became a Diamond Partner in 2008. They are the official Headlamp Sponsor of the AMGA, and they provide one full tuition scholarship each year for an AMGA advanced level course or certification exam.
Our Benefactors play a vital role in AMGA’s continuing success by contributing at least $5,000 each year to our scholarship programs and extending our education, training, and certification activities.
Companies can still make a difference by becoming a Supporter by donating $500 each year to sustain AMGA’s activities and programs.
The generous donations made by individual donors also significantly help the AMGA support and foster the mountain community. These people typically have a personal relationship with and an investment in the AMGA.