Tino Villaneuva, the Advanced Ski Guide Exam, & the Five Ten scholarship

Tino Villanueva won the partial tuition Five Ten Randal Grandstaff Memorial scholarship. Over the course of this winter, I spent the months leading up to the Alpine Guide Course heli-ski guiding and preparing for the Advanced Ski Guide Course and Aspirant Exam. I was nervous about my first exam in the AMGA certification process, and spent […]

Update: AMGA Titles for Training & Certification Levels Redefined

By Dale Remsberg While many regions in the United States have seen little precipitation, Colorado experienced one of its wettest falls and is now having one of its best winters in the last decade. We’re enjoying excellent midwinter ice and now finally some deep powder skiing! We’re also experiencing significant changes with the technical branch […]

Seneca Rocks Climbing School Hiring AMGA Rock Guides or Rock Instructors

      Seneca Rocks Climbing School is looking for an in-house instructor for the 2014 season running April 1-November 1. SRCS is the oldest climbing school and guide service in the mid-Atlantic, providing instruction and guiding at one of the most spectacular cliffs on the East coast. This position will involve teaching and guiding students […]

Receiving the 2013 Julie Cheney Culberson Educational Fund

By Lisa Van Sciver I began this year’s guiding season with AMGA’s Rock Instructor Course. This course offered me 10 days of learning and working with others to enhance my guiding skills.The instructors offered a wealth of knowledge and constantly looked for opportunities to give us new skills. During my five years of guiding this […]

American Mountain Guides Association Rock Guide Course and Aspirant Exam

What’s it like to take an American Mountain Guides Association Rock Guide Course and Aspirant Exam? This might give you some perspective. The course and exam are typically held at Red Rock National Conservation Area, Nevada.