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Inspiring and supporting a culture of American mountain craft.
Discover what it takes to become an AMGA certified alpine guide. The first half of this video covers the exam itself, and the second covers the benefits of being a certified guide, along with some of the benefits of hiring a certified guide.
The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is a 501(c)(3) educational non‐profit that is dedicated to supporting the American mountain guiding community. Our mission is to inspire and support a culture of American mountain craft.
As the leading organization of America’s most vibrant, inspiring community of climbers and skiers, the AMGA offers you cutting edge knowledge and hundreds of years of collective experience that you won’t get from any other climbing organization.
Your financial assistance means the AMGA can professionalize the guiding profession. It means our guides can receive world class training and have sustainable careers, that the stunning wild areas in which they work will be protected, and the AMGA can continue to educate land managers and outdoor industry leaders.