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AMGA Course Schedules

Notes:

1. Click on the direction icon in the Dates column to arrange courses in chronological order.

2. Click on the blue information icon in the Code column to get contact information for the Program Provider.

3. For Mountain Guide Track Programs (non SPI or CWI programs) please be sure to read the application and notification deadlines listed below the schedule and to read the how to apply page in full.

Programs Schedule

Program Type Code Location State Dates Tuition Status Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course NDAY-SPI-C-2019-10 Joshua Tree California 10/5/19 - 10/7/19 $515.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course ABEC-SPI-C-2019-2 Sand Rock Alabama 9/27/19 - 9/29/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course ABEC-SPI-C-2019-4 Sand Rock Alabama 11/9/19 - 11/11/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Alpine Guide Course A19 VETERANS AGC 19 N. Cascades Washington 8/20/19 - 8/28/19 $2,750.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Advanced Alpine Guide Course/AE A13 AAGC 19 Squamish British Columbia 8/20/19 - 8/28/19 $3,950.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Advanced Alpine Guide Course/AE A14 AAGC 19 Cascades Washington 9/17/19 - 9/25/19 $3,750.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Alpine Guide Exam A15 AGE 19 Cascades Washington 9/5/19 - 9/13/19 $3,750.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Alpine Guide Exam A16 AGE 19 Squamish British Columbia 9/17/19 - 9/25/19 $3,950.00 Open Apply
Rock Guide Course R6 RGC 19 North Conway New Hampshire 9/10/19 - 9/19/19 $2,850.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Rock Guide Course R7 RGC 19 Boulder Colorado 9/10/19 - 9/19/19 $2,850.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Rock Guide Course R8 RGC 19 Boulder Colorado 10/1/19 - 10/10/19 $2,850.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Rock Guide Course R10 RGC 19 Seneca Rocks West Virginia 10/8/19 - 10/17/19 $2,850.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Rock Guide Course R9 RGC 19 Smith Rock State Park Oregon 10/8/19 - 10/17/19 $2,850.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Rock Guide Course R11 RGC 19 Joshua Tree California 11/5/19 - 11/14/19 $2,850.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Rock Guide Course R12 RGC 19 Joshua Tree California 11/14/19 - 11/23/19 $2,850.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Rock Instructor Exam R14 RIE 19 Boulder Colorado 9/23/19 - 9/28/19 $2,800.00 Open Apply
Rock Instructor Exam R13 RIE 19 North Conway New Hampshire 8/12/19 - 8/17/19 $2,800.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Advanced Rock Guide Course/AE R16 ARGC 19 Unaweep Canyon and Black Canyon Colorado 9/5/19 - 9/12/19 $3,600.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Advanced Rock Guide Course/AE R17 ARGC 19 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 9/17/19 - 9/26/19 $2,850.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Advanced Rock Guide Course/AE R18 ARGC 19 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 10/8/19 - 10/17/19 $2,850.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Rock Guide Exam R22 RGE 19 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 9/30/19 - 10/5/19 $2,800.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Rock Guide Exam R23 RGE 19 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 10/30/19 - 11/4/19 $2,800.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Rock Guide Course R24 VETERANS RGC 19 Leavenworth Washington 10/1/19 - 10/10/19 $2,750.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Single Pitch Instructor Course JM-SPI-C-2019-4 Leavenworth Washington 9/4/19 - 9/6/19 $575.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JPOL-SPI-C-2019-4 Leavenworth Washington 8/31/19 - 9/2/19 $495.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JPOL-SPI-C-2019-5 Leavenworth Washington 9/20/19 - 9/22/19 $495.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JPOL-SPI-C-2019-6 Leavenworth Washington 10/5/19 - 10/7/19 $495.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JPOL-SPI-A-2019-11 Leavenworth Washington 8/24/19 - 8/25/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JPOL-SPI-A-2019-12 Leavenworth Washington 9/28/19 - 9/29/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam GRPR-SPI-A-2019-13 Pilot Mountain North Carolina 7/27/19 - 7/28/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course ELIS-SPI-C-2019-5 Bar Harbor Maine 8/9/19 - 8/11/19 $575.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course ELIS-SPI-C-2019-6 Bar Harbor Maine 9/13/19 - 9/15/19 $575.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam ELIS-SPI-A-2019-11 Bar Harbor Maine 8/17/19 - 8/18/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam ELIS-SPI-A-2019-12 Bar Harbor Maine 9/21/19 - 9/22/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course DF-SPI-C-2019-3 Gunks New York 7/26/19 - 7/28/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course DF-SPI-C-2019-4 Gunks New York 9/6/19 - 9/8/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course DF-SPI-C-2019-5 Gunks New York 10/18/19 - 10/20/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course DF-SPI-C-2019-6 Gunks New York 11/22/19 - 11/24/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course RJUD-SPI-C-2019-10 Taos New Mexico 7/26/19 - 7/28/19 $515.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course MP-SPI-C-2019-3 Anacortes, WA. Washington 9/25/19 - 9/27/19 $575.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam MP-SPI-A-2019-5 Anacortes, WA. Washington 9/28/19 - 9/29/19 $415.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2019-7 Boulder Colorado 7/19/19 - 7/21/19 $649.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2019-8 Boulder Colorado 8/16/19 - 8/18/19 $649.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2019-9 Boulder Colorado 8/31/19 - 9/2/19 $649.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2019-12 Boulder Colorado 10/11/19 - 10/13/19 $649.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam CMS-SPI-A-2019-18 Boulder Colorado 7/27/19 - 7/28/19 $499.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam CMS-SPI-A-2019-19 Boulder Colorado 8/24/19 - 8/25/19 $499.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam CMS-SPI-A-2019-20 Boulder Colorado 9/14/19 - 9/15/19 $499.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam CMS-SPI-A-2019-21 Boulder Colorado 10/19/19 - 10/20/19 $499.00 Open Apply
Rock Guide Course R26 WMNS RGC 19 Boulder Colorado 9/15/19 - 9/24/19 $2,850.00 Full
Single Pitch Instructor Course JA-SPI-C-2019-3 Smith Rock Oregon 8/11/19 - 8/13/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JA-SPI-C-2019-4 Smith Rock Oregon 9/20/19 - 9/22/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course RJUD-SPI-C-2019-14 Enchanted rock Texas 9/13/19 - 9/15/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course RJUD-SPI-C-2019-15 Horseshoe cyn ranch Arkansas 10/4/19 - 10/6/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course TEDT-SPI-C-2019-5 Franconia/Lincoln New Hampshire 7/26/19 - 7/28/19 $550.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam TEDT-SPI-A-2019-6 Franconia Notch New Hampshire 8/1/19 - 8/2/19 $400.00 Full
Single Pitch Instructor Course TEDT-SPI-C-2019-7 Franconia/Lincoln New Hampshire 8/16/19 - 8/18/19 $550.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JT-SPI-C-2019-17 Red River Gorge Kentucky 7/19/19 - 7/21/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JA-SPI-C-2019-5 Smith Rock Oregon 10/13/19 - 10/15/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JA-SPI-A-2019-8 Smith Rock Oregon 8/23/19 - 8/24/19 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JA-SPI-A-2019-9 Smith Rock Oregon 10/4/19 - 10/5/19 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JA-SPI-A-2019-10 Smith Rock Oregon 10/18/19 - 10/19/19 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course DTUR-SPI-C-2019-1 St. George Utah 7/23/19 - 7/25/19 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam DTUR-SPI-A-2019-2 St. George Utah 7/26/19 - 7/27/19 $375.00 Full
Single Pitch Instructor Course NDAY-SPI-C-2019-12 Joshua Tree California 11/2/19 - 11/4/19 $520.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam NDAY-SPI-A-2019-14 Joshua Tree California 11/16/19 - 11/17/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course NDAY-SPI-C-2020-1 Joshua Tree California 1/4/20 - 1/6/20 $520.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam NDAY-SPI-A-2020-2 Joshua Tree California 1/18/20 - 1/19/20 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course NDAY-SPI-C-2020-5 Joshua Tree California 2/29/20 - 3/2/20 $520.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam NDAY-SPI-A-2020-8 Joshua Tree California 4/11/20 - 4/12/20 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EWAL-SPI-C-2019-1 Gunks New York 8/31/19 - 9/2/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EWAL-SPI-C-2019-2 Gunks New York 11/9/19 - 11/11/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EWAL-SPI-A-2019-4 Gunks New York 8/24/19 - 8/25/19 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam ABEC-SPI-A-2019-6 Sand Rock Alabama 10/5/19 - 10/6/19 $350.00 Open Apply
Alpine Skills Course A24 ASCENT ASC 19 Mt. Erie/Mt. Baker Washington 8/12/19 - 8/16/19 $1,600.00 Full
Single Pitch Instructor Exam KDAV-SPI-A-2019-5 Indy Pass/Aspen Colorado 8/5/19 - 8/6/19 $400.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam RJUD-SPI-C-2019-19 Horseshoe Ranch Arkansas 10/12/19 - 10/13/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EASM-SPI-C-2019-10 Red Rock/Las Vegas Nevada 11/14/19 - 11/16/19 $585.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EASM-SPI-A-2019-11 Red Rock/Las Vegas Nevada 11/17/19 - 11/18/19 $385.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EASM-SPI-C-2019-12 Red Rock/Las Vegas Nevada 12/3/19 - 12/5/19 $585.00 Open Apply
Climbing Wall Instructor Course RJUD-CWI-MIX-2019-21 Bentonville Arkansas 10/8/19 - 10/10/19 $320.00 Open Apply
Climbing Wall Instructor Course CFRE-CWI-MIX-2019-7 Chicago Illinois 7/24/19 - 7/26/19 $325.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam KDAV-SPI-A-2019-9 Leadville/Indy Pass Colorado 7/20/19 - 7/21/19 $400.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam KDAV-SPI-A-2019-10 Leadville Colorado 8/15/19 - 8/16/19 $400.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam RJUD-SPI-A-2019-22 Enchanted Rock Texas 11/2/19 - 11/3/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course RJUD-SPI-C-2019-23 Antlers Oklahoma 10/18/19 - 10/20/19 $585.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam RJUD-SPI-A-2019-24 Antlers Oklahoma 10/26/19 - 10/27/19 $415.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JT-SPI-C-2019-18 New River Gorge West Virginia 7/26/19 - 7/28/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JT-SPI-A-2019-19 Red River Gorge Kentucky 9/7/19 - 9/8/19 $330.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam MART-SPI-A-2019-4 Red Rock- Las Vegas Nevada 9/9/19 - 9/10/19 $385.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam SK-SPI-A-2019-3 USMA faculty only New York 8/9/19 - 8/11/19 $400.00 Full
Single Pitch Instructor Course JJAC-SPI-C-2019-9 Joshua Tree California 10/12/19 - 10/14/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2019-10 Joshua Tree California 10/5/19 - 10/6/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JJAC-SPI-C-2019-11 Joshua Tree California 11/9/19 - 11/11/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2019-13 Joshua Tree California 11/2/19 - 11/3/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JJAC-SPI-C-2019-14 Joshua Tree California 12/7/19 - 12/9/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2019-15 Joshua Tree California 12/14/19 - 12/15/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JJAC-SPI-C-2020-1 Joshua Tree California 1/3/20 - 1/5/20 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2020-2 Joshua Tree California 1/11/20 - 1/12/20 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JJAC-SPI-C-2020-3 Joshua Tree California 2/1/20 - 2/3/20 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2020-4 Joshua Tree California 2/8/20 - 2/9/20 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JJAC-SPI-C-2020-5 Joshua Tree California 3/7/20 - 3/9/20 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2020-6 Joshua Tree California 3/14/20 - 3/15/20 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JJAC-SPI-C-2020-7 Joshua Tree California 4/1/20 - 4/3/20 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2020-8 Joshua Tree California 4/4/20 - 4/5/20 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2020-9 Joshua Tree California 5/2/20 - 5/3/20 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course GRPR-SPI-C-2019-15 Pilot Mountain North Carolina 12/6/19 - 12/8/19 $530.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam GRPR-SPI-A-2019-16 Pilot Mountain North Carolina 11/23/19 - 11/24/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam GRPR-SPI-A-2019-17 New River Gorge West Virginia 11/13/19 - 11/14/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course GRPR-SPI-C-2019-18 New River Gorge West Virginia 11/8/19 - 11/10/19 $530.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course GRPR-SPI-C-2019-19 Great Falls Virginia 10/4/19 - 10/6/19 $530.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam GRPR-SPI-A-2019-20 Great Falls Virginia 9/17/19 - 9/18/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course GRPR-SPI-C-2019-21 Great Falls Virginia 8/16/19 - 8/18/19 $530.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JJAC-SPI-C-2019-17 Austin Texas 9/10/19 - 9/12/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2019-18 Austin Texas 9/14/19 - 9/15/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam NDAY-SPI-A-2020-9 Joshua Tree California 2/1/20 - 2/2/20 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course NDAY-SPI-C-2020-10 Joshua Tree California 2/15/20 - 2/17/20 $520.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam NDAY-SPI-A-2019-17 Joshua Tree California 11/30/19 - 12/1/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course NDAY-SPI-C-2019-18 Joshua Tree California 12/14/19 - 12/16/19 $520.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course NDAY-SPI-C-2020-11 Joshua Tree California 3/14/20 - 3/16/20 $520.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam NDAY-SPI-A-2020-12 Joshua Tree California 3/28/20 - 3/29/20 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course KD-SPI-C-2019-6 Asheville North Carolina 9/6/19 - 9/8/19 $530.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EASM-SPI-A-2019-13 Red Rock/Las Vegas Nevada 12/7/19 - 12/8/19 $385.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course NBON-SPI-C-2019-1 Golden Colorado 7/19/19 - 7/21/19 $600.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam NBON-SPI-A-2019-2 Golden Colorado 10/5/19 - 10/6/19 $450.00 Open Apply
Rock Guide Exam R30 RGE 19 Boulder Colorado 9/9/19 - 9/14/19 $2,800.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Single Pitch Instructor Course DDEB-SPI-C-2019-3 Ogden Utah 8/31/19 - 9/2/19 $550.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam DDEB-SPI-A-2019-4 Ogden Utah 9/7/19 - 9/8/19 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EASM-SPI-A-2019-14 Denver Colorado 8/16/19 - 8/17/19 $385.00 Full
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JT-SPI-C-2019-20 New River Gorge West Virginia 9/14/19 - 9/15/19 $330.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JT-SPI-C-2019-21 Red River Gorge Kentucky 9/27/19 - 9/29/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JT-SPI-C-2019-22 New River Gorge West Virginia 10/4/19 - 10/6/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JT-SPI-A-2019-23 Red River Gorge Kentucky 10/12/19 - 10/13/19 $330.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JT-SPI-A-2019-24 New River Gorge West Virginia 10/19/19 - 10/20/19 $330.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JT-SPI-C-2019-25 Red River Gorge Kentucky 10/25/19 - 10/27/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JT-SPI-C-2019-26 New River Gorge West Virginia 11/1/19 - 11/3/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JT-SPI-A-2019-27 Red River Gorge Kentucky 11/9/19 - 11/10/19 $330.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JT-SPI-A-2019-28 New River Gorge West Virginia 11/16/19 - 11/17/19 $330.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JT-SPI-C-2019-29 Red River Gorge Kentucky 11/23/19 - 11/25/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JT-SPI-C-2019-30 New River Gorge West Virginia 11/29/19 - 12/1/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JONR-SPI-C-2019-2 Carbondale Illinois 10/25/19 - 10/27/19 $525.00 Open Apply
Climbing Wall Instructor Course JRAY-CWI-MIX-2019-3 San Francisco California 9/27/19 - 9/29/19 $300.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam VP-SPI-A-2019-11 Bishop/ Mammoth California 10/28/19 - 10/29/19 $430.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course VP-SPI-C-2019-12 Bishop / Mammoth California 10/30/19 - 11/1/19 $575.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam VP-SPI-A-2019-13 Bishop / Mammoth California 11/18/19 - 11/19/19 $430.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course VP-SPI-C-2019-14 Bishop / Mammoth California 11/20/19 - 11/22/19 $575.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam TEDT-SPI-A-2019-8 Franconia Notch, NH New Hampshire 9/13/19 - 9/14/19 $400.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam SHOV-SPI-A-2019-5 Ragged Mt Area Connecticut 11/2/19 - 11/3/19 $400.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course NDAY-SPI-C-2020-13 Joshua Tree California 4/18/20 - 4/20/20 $520.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2019-23 Boulder Colorado 8/2/19 - 8/4/19 $649.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam RF-SPI-A-2019-5 Golden Colorado 8/10/19 - 8/11/19 $300.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course MP-CWI-RC-2019-8 Anacortes Washington 8/9/19 - 8/11/19 $575.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JBEC-SPI-C-2019-5 Salt Lake City Utah 9/23/19 - 9/25/19 $550.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JBEC-SPI-C-2019-6 Las Vegas/Red Rocks Nevada 10/25/19 - 10/27/19 $585.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JBEC-SPI-C-2019-7 Moab Utah 11/9/19 - 11/11/19 $550.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JBEC-SPI-A-2019-8 Moab Utah 11/16/19 - 11/17/19 $400.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course W-SPI-C-2019-1 Boulder Colorado 8/9/19 - 8/11/19 $550.00 Open Apply
Ski Guide Course S1 SGC 20 Sol Mtn Lodge British Columbia 1/2/20 - 1/11/20 $4,100.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ski Guide Course S2 SGC 20 SLC Utah 1/27/20 - 2/5/20 $3,150.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Guide Course A1 AGC 20 Boulder Colorado 4/7/20 - 4/15/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Skills Course A2 ASC 20 Ski SLC Utah 5/4/20 - 5/8/20 $1,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ski Guide Course S4 SGC 20 Jackson Wyoming 2/20/20 - 2/29/20 $3,150.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ski Guide Course S3 SGC 20 Crested Butte Colorado 2/18/20 - 2/28/20 $3,150.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Skills Course A17 *VETERANS* ASC 20 Cascades Washington 5/4/20 - 5/8/20 $1,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ski Guide Course S6 SGC 20 Red Mountain Pass Colorado 3/10/20 - 3/19/20 $3,150.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Skills Course A3 ASC 20 Ski Estes Park Colorado 5/11/20 - 5/15/20 $1,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ski Guide Course S9 SGC 20 Red Mountain Pass Colorado 3/24/20 - 4/2/20 $3,150.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Skills Course A4 ASC 20 Alpine Bend Oregon 5/18/20 - 5/22/20 $1,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ski Guide Course S7 SGC 20 Stanley Idaho 3/10/20 - 3/19/20 $3,150.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Skills Course A5 ASC 20 Ski Estes Park Colorado 6/1/20 - 6/5/20 $1,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Ski Guide Course/AE S11 ASGC 20 Valdez Alaska 4/12/20 - 4/21/20 $3,000.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Skills Course A6 ASC 20 Ski Mt. Erie/Mt. Baker Washington 6/8/20 - 6/12/20 $1,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Guide Course A7 AGC 20 Boulder Colorado 6/9/20 - 6/17/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Ski Guide Course/AE S5 ASGC 20 Chamonix 3/3/20 - 3/12/20 $3,000.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Guide Course A9 AGC 20 Jackson Wyoming 6/16/20 - 6/24/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Skills Course A8 ASC 20 Alpine Estes Park Colorado 6/15/20 - 6/19/20 $1,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Skills Course A10 ASC 20 Ski Mt. Erie/Mt. Baker Washington 6/22/20 - 6/26/20 $1,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Ski Guide Course/AE S12 ASGC 20 North Cascades Washington 4/21/20 - 4/30/20 $2,800.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Guide Course A11 AGC 20 Sierra California 6/23/20 - 7/1/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Alpine Guide Course/AE A12 AAGC 20 Squamish British Columbia 7/14/20 - 7/22/20 $3,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ski Guide Exam S10 SGE 20 Valdez Alaska 4/2/20 - 4/9/20 $3,000.00 Opens 8/1/20
Ski Guide Exam S8 SGE 20 Chamonix 3/17/20 - 3/24/20 $3,000.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Guide Course A18 VETERANS AGC 20 N. Cascades Washington 8/20/20 - 8/28/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Alpine Guide Course/AE A13 AAGC 20 Cascades Washington 8/11/20 - 8/19/20 $3,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ice Instructor Course I1 IIC 20 Ouray Colorado 12/16/19 - 12/20/19 $2,500.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ice Instructor Course I3 IIC 20 Adirondacks New York 1/13/20 - 1/17/20 $2,500.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Alpine Guide Course/AE A16 AAGC 20 Cascades Washington 9/22/20 - 9/30/20 $3,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Guide Exam A15 AGE 20 Squamish British Columbia 9/9/20 - 9/17/20 $3,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Alpine Guide Exam A14 AGE 20 Cascades Washington 8/25/20 - 9/2/20 $3,750.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ice Instructor Course I2 IIC 20 Ouray Colorado 1/6/20 - 1/10/20 $2,500.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ice Instructor Course I4 IIC 20 North Conway New Hampshire 2/3/20 - 2/7/20 $2,500.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ice Instructor Course I6 IIC 20 Canmore Alberta 2/24/20 - 2/28/20 $2,500.00 Opens 8/1/19
Ice Instructor Exam I5 IIE 20 North Conway New Hampshire 2/24/20 - 2/29/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R1 RGC 20 Joshua Tree California 3/3/20 - 3/12/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R2 RGC 20 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 3/17/20 - 3/26/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Rock Guide Course/AE R3 ARGC 20 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 3/29/20 - 4/5/20 $3,700.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R4 RGC 20 Smith Rock State Park Oregon 4/7/20 - 4/16/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R7 RGC 20 Gunks New York 4/20/20 - 4/29/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Rock Guide Course/AE R6 ARGC 20 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 4/20/20 - 4/29/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Exam R5 RGE 20 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 4/8/20 - 4/13/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Exam R8 RGE 20 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 5/2/20 - 5/7/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Rock Guide Course/AE R9 ARGC 20 Unaweep Canyon and Black Canyon Colorado 5/14/20 - 5/21/20 $3,700.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Rock Guide Course/AE R13 ARGC 20 Unaweep Canyon and Black Canyon Colorado 9/9/20 - 9/16/20 $3,700.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R10 RGC 20 Boulder Colorado 6/1/20 - 6/11/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R11 RGC 20 Boulder Colorado 7/11/20 - 7/20/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R16 RGC 20 Boulder Colorado 9/17/20 - 9/24/20 $3,700.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R20 RGC 20 Boulder Colorado 9/29/20 - 10/8/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R14 RGC 20 North Conway New Hampshire 9/9/20 - 9/18/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Rock Guide Course/AE R17 ARGC 20 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 9/22/20 - 10/1/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Exam R19 RGE 20 Boulder Colorado 9/29/20 - 10/2/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R28 VETERANS RGC 20 Leavenworth Washington 9/29/20 - 10/8/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Exam R21 RGE 20 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 10/4/20 - 10/9/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Exam R25 RGE 20 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 10/28/20 - 11/2/20 $2,850.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R22 RGC 20 Smith Rock State Park Oregon 10/6/20 - 10/15/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R23 RGC 20 Brevard North Carolina 10/6/20 - 10/15/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R26 RGC 20 Joshua Tree California 10/28/20 - 11/6/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Advanced Rock Guide Course/AE R24 ARGC 20 Red Rock Canyon NCA Nevada 10/8/20 - 10/15/20 $3,700.00 Opens 8/1/19
Rock Guide Course R27 RGC 20 Joshua Tree California 11/9/20 - 11/18/20 $2,950.00 Opens 8/1/19
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Beck White Outdoor Educators
Location
Sand Rock, Alabama
Phone
615-202-5298
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Beck White Outdoor Educators
Location
Sand Rock, Alabama
Phone
615-202-5298
Email
[email protected]

This program is only open to VETERANS of the US Military who wish to use their GI Bill funds to pay for the course. This course is run through the American Alpine Institute (an AMGA accredited business), who are accredited and approved to accept GI Bill funding.

In order to participate on this Alpine Guide Course, you must:

1) Be a veteran of the US Military

2) Apply to the program, pay the non-refundable $65.00 application fee, and submit all of the required application materials (resume, WFR/CPR, and AMGA approved avalanche training certs) to show that you meet the prerequisites for the AGC

3) Email Peter Schultz ([email protected]) proof of veteran status

4) Once your materials have been reviewed, you will be eligible to become enrolled in the course if space is available (like all AMGA programs, entrance is competitive and we may receive more applications than we have spaces available - meeting the prerequisites is not a guarantee of enrollment, please review the process for application review here)

5) If accepted into the program, you will be sent a document describing how to complete the enrollment process and use your VA benefits to pay for the program. You cannot be officially enrolled until you have completed the VA Benefits Survey and Enrollment Agreement through the American Alpine Institute.

If you have any questions about this course, the application review/enrollment process, how to use your VA benefits, or anything else related to this program, please contact Peter Schultz ([email protected]). 

This AAGC will be based out of Squamish. Depending on availability, we will either be using the Haberl Hut in the Tantulus Range, or we will utlilize a helicopter bump to set up a basecamp for five nights of the program. Tuition includes the hut stay and a heli lift in and out. Program tuition does not include food, lodging (outside of the hut nights), transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program will be instructed by Dylan Taylor, Vince Anderson, Andrew Councell, and Patrick Ormond.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Depending on weather, conditions, and needs this program may utilize any of the following venues: Mt. Baker, North Cascades National Park, Washington Pass, or Mt. Erie. 

This program will be instructed by Forest McBrian and Ian Nicholson.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Depending on weather, conditions, and needs this exam may utilize any of the following venues: Mt. Baker, North Cascades National Park, Washington Pass, or Mt. Erie. 

This program will be examined by Geoff Unger, Larry Goldie and Ian Nicholson.

This AGE will be based out of Squamish. Depending on availability, we will either be using the Haberl Hut in the Tantulus Range, or we will utlilize a helicopter bump to set up a basecamp for five nights of the program. Tuition includes the hut stay and a heli lift in and out. Program tuition does not include food, lodging (outside of the hut nights), transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

The examiners for this program are Patrick Ormond, Andrew Councell, Tim Brown, and Eric Larson.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program will be instructed by Alain Comeau, Emilie Drinkwater, and Mick Pearson.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Karen Hilton works her way up the Bastille Crack in Eldorado Canyon during the 2016 RGC in Boulder. Photo by student Brandon Phillips.

This program will be instructed by Mark Hammond, Evan Stevens, Olivia Race, and KC Baum. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Karen Hilton works her way up the Bastille Crack in Eldorado Canyon during the 2016 RGC in Boulder. Photo by student Brandon Phillips.

This program will be instructed by Eric Larson, Mark Hammond, Steve Banks, and Karen Bockel.

This is a small program that is limited to 6 students. Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Students Arthur and Diane leading with Instructor Angela Hawse below. Photo by Instructor Alain Comeau.

This program will be instructed by Angela Hawse and Christian Santelices.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

A student leads the way during the 2016 RGC at Smith Rock. Photo by Instructor Pete Keane.

This program will be instructed by Pete Keane, Larry Goldie, Jonathon Spitzer, and Neil Satterfield. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Kate McHugh leading Western Saga during the 2016 RGC in Joshua Tree. Photo by Azissa Singh.

This program will be instructed by Geoff Unger, Patrick Ormond, Amos Whiting, and Forest McBrian.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Kate McHugh leading Western Saga during the 2016 RGC in Joshua Tree. Photo by Azissa Singh.

This program will be instructed by Erik Leidecker, Jeff Ward, Dylan Taylor, and Ian Nicholson.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

2019 will be the final year the AMGA Rock Instructor Exam will be offered. The RIE will be replaced with the Multi-Pitch Instructor Certification in 2020. All Certified Rock Instructors will see no change in their Scope of Practice or title. Please stay tuned for more information coming soon from the Technical Director.

The examiners for this program is Amos Whiting, Joe Thompson, and Mike Soucy.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

2019 will be the final year the AMGA Rock Instructor Exam will be offered. The RIE will be replaced with the Multi-Pitch Instructor Certification in 2020. All Certified Rock Instructors will see no change in their Scope of Practice or title. Please stay tuned for more information coming soon from the Technical Director.

This examiners for this program are Alain Comeau and Peter Doucette.

This isn ARGC that is running at a 2:1 ratio and is only 8 days long and is instructed by Patrick Ormond, Vince Anderson, Mike Soucy, and Dylan Taylor. 

This program will begin in Unaweep Canyon, CO and transfer to the Black Canyon. 

The course will start in Unaweep Canyon where there is excellent 1-4/5 pitch cimbing to begin the program. Mid course, the program will transfer to the Black Canyon (less than two hour drive time).

The Black Canyon is noted for big walls, adventurous climbing and epics. While there is no shortage of run outs, loose rock, poison ivy and commitment, there are also mega classics with splitter cracks and solid rock, and these are the routes that we will be seeking on this ARGC. The grades are consistant with every trad area in the country. 

The classic routes are traveled frequently and are free of choss. There are few fixed anchors but there are spacious ledges and abundant protection on the classics. This stated, you are likely to have most routes to yourself, allowing you to focus on your climbing and guiding, and not on the other people vying for the same route. The camping on the North Rim is amazing, and is considered one of the best campgrounds at any climbing area. 

The Black offers a great venue for aspiring guides to dial in their techniques and apply their craft in an area where efficiency, security and skill are paramount. Taking your ARGC in the Boulder/Black venue will help expose you to different venues and rock types in your AMGA progression and help set you up for success during your RGE.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program will be instructed by Patrick Ormond, Vince Anderson, Mike Soucy, and Dylan Taylor.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program will be instructed by Eric Whewell, Dale Remsberg, Howie Schwartz, and Michael Abbey.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program is instructed by Amos Whiting, Rob Hess, Vince Anderson, and Mike Soucy.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

The examiners for this program are Dale Remsberg, Rob Hess, Patrick Ormond, and Eric Whewell.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

The examiners for this program will be Erik Leidecker, Silas Rossi, Peter Doucette, and Dylan Taylor.

This program is only open to VETERANS of the US Military who wish to use their GI Bill funds to pay for the course. This course is run through the American Alpine Institute (an AMGA accredited business), who are accredited and approved to accept GI Bill funding.

In order to participate on this Rock Guide Course, you must:

1) Be a veteran of the US Military

2) Apply to the program, pay the non-refundable $65.00 application fee, and submit all of the required application materials (resume and WFR/CPR) to show that you meet the prerequisites for the RGC

3) Email Peter Schultz ([email protected]) proof of veteran status

4) Once your materials have been reviewed, you will be eligible to become enrolled in the course if space is available (like all AMGA programs, entrance is competitive and we may receive more applications than we have spaces available - meeting the prerequisites is not a guarantee of enrollment, please review the process for application review here)

5) If accepted into the program, you will be sent a document describing how to complete the enrollment process and use your VA benefits to pay for the program. You cannot be officially enrolled until you have completed the VA Benefits Survey and Enrollment Agreement through the American Alpine Institute.

If you have any questions about this course, the application review/enrollment process, how to use your VA benefits, or anything else related to this program, please contact Peter Schultz ([email protected]). 

Provider
American Alpine Institute
Location
Leavenworth, Washington
Phone
360-671-1505
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Mountain Madness
Location
Leavenworth, Washington
Phone
603-616-8445
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Mountain Madness
Location
Leavenworth, Washington
Phone
603-616-8445
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Mountain Madness
Location
Leavenworth, Washington
Phone
603-616-8445
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Mountain Madness
Location
Leavenworth, Washington
Phone
603-616-8445
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Mountain Madness
Location
Leavenworth , Washington
Phone
603-616-8445
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
Location
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
Phone
276-732-2001
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Atlantic Climbing School
Location
Bar Harbor, Maine
Phone
2072882521
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Atlantic Climbing School
Location
Bar Harbor, Maine
Phone
2072882521
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Atlantic Climbing School
Location
Bar Harbor, Maine
Phone
2072882521
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Atlantic Climbing School
Location
Bar Harbor, Maine
Phone
2072882521
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Mountain Skills Climbing Guides
Location
Gunks, New York
Phone
845-853-5450
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Mountain Skills Climbing Guides
Location
Gunks, New York
Phone
845-853-5450
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Mountain Skills Climbing Guides
Location
Gunks, New York
Phone
845-853-5450
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Mountain Skills Climbing Guides
Location
Gunks , New York
Phone
845-853-5450
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Randy Judycki
Location
Taos, New Mexico
Phone
805 350 8087
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Kaf Adventures
Location
Anacortes, WA., Washington
Phone
206-713-2149
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Kaf Adventures
Location
Anacortes, WA., Washington
Phone
206-713-2149
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Colorado Mountain School
Guaranteed to Run! We are career guides and help you become one too!
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Phone
CALL 720-387-8944
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Colorado Mountain School
Guaranteed to Run! We are career guides and help you become one too!
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Phone
CALL 720-387-8944
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Colorado Mountain School
Guaranteed to Run! We are career guides and help you become one too!
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Phone
CALL 720-387-8944
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Colorado Mountain School
Guaranteed to Run! We are career guides and help you become one too!
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Phone
CALL 720-387-8944
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Colorado Mountain School
Gain Mentorship from country's largest provider! We are career guides and help you become one too!
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Phone
7203878944
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Colorado Mountain School
Gain Mentorship from country's largest provider! We are career guides and help you become one too!
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Phone
7203878944
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Colorado Mountain School
Gain Mentorship from country's largest provider! We are career guides and help you become one too!
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Phone
7203878944
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Colorado Mountain School
Gain Mentorship from country's largest provider! We are career guides and help you become one too!
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Phone
7203878944
Email
[email protected]

AMGA Women's Rock Guide Course | Sponsored by The North Face

The AMGA Women's Rock Guide Course | Sponsored by The North Face, is the first RGC at the AMGA specifically for women, taught be all female members of the AMGA Instructor Team. Scholarship assistance ($2000.00 per student) is available. Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses (beyond the scholarship for tuition).

In addition to the standard application materials, applicants to this program need to complete a scholarship application by the application deadline (March 17, 2019). Please complete the scholarship application here.

Please click here for all the details about this unique opportunity. 

If you have already applied to, or been accepted to a 2019 RGC, and you would like to be considered for acceptance into the Women's RGC instead, please contact Jesse Littleton, AMGA Guide Program Manager, ([email protected] 303-271-0984) for assistance.

This program will be instructed by: Angela Hawse, Margaret Wheeler, Karen Bockel & Erica Engle.

Heidi Guiding

Apprentice Rock Guides, Heidi Wirtz & Sarah MacGregor on their 2018 Rock Guide Course in Eldorado Canyon. Photo by Jayson Simons-Jones.

Provider
Chockstone Climbing Guides, LLC, First Ascent Climbing Services
Location
Smith Rock, Oregon
Phone
541280-5240
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Chockstone Climbing Guides, LLC, First Ascent Climbing Services
Location
Smith Rock, Oregon
Phone
541280-5240
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Randy Judycki
Location
Enchanted rock, Texas
Phone
805 350 8087
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Randy Judycki
Location
Horseshoe cyn ranch, Arkansas
Phone
805 350 8087
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Ted Teegarden
Mooney Mountain Guides
Location
Franconia/Lincoln, New Hampshire
Phone
603-389-2007
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Ted Teegarden
Mooney Mountain Guides
Location
Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
Phone
603-389-2007
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Ted Teegarden
Mooney Mountain Guides
Location
Franconia/Lincoln, New Hampshire
Phone
603-389-2007
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Chockstone Climbing Guides, LLC, First Ascent Climbing Services
Location
Smith Rock , Oregon
Phone
541-280-5240
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Chockstone Climbing Guides, LLC, First Ascent Climbing Services
Location
Smith Rock, Oregon
Phone
541280-5240
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Chockstone Climbing Guides, LLC, First Ascent Climbing Services
Location
Smith Rock, Oregon
Phone
541280-5240
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Chockstone Climbing Guides, LLC, First Ascent Climbing Services
Location
Smith Rock, Oregon
Phone
541280-5240
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Weber State University Outdoor Program
Location
St. George, Utah
Phone
801-388-8469
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Weber State University Outdoor Program
Location
St. George, Utah
Phone
801-388-8469
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Eastern Mountian Sports Climbing School
Location
Gunks, New York
Phone
800-310-4504
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Eastern Mountian Sports Climbing School
Location
Gunks, New York
Phone
800-310-4504
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Eastern Mountian Sports Climbing School
Location
Gunks , New York
Phone
800-310-4504
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Beck White Outdoor Educators
Location
Sand Rock, Alabama
Phone
615-202-5298
Email
[email protected]
Over the last few years, the American Mountain Guides Association has reflected on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our association, recognizing areas of growth and creating an action plan. One of our key focuses is creating accessibility to our courses through various initiatives like the women’s Single Pitch Instructor Course and women’s Rock Guide Course. We recognize the need to serve larger communities and have worked to secure partners that share this vision. With the support of Eddie Bauer, we have launched an Alpine Skills Course that will serve historically underrepresented communities within the American Mountain Guides Association. 
 
This course is for anyone who does not fall into a dominant group at the AMGA. Historically women, people of color, LGBTQ2IA+, and people with various underrepresented identities have faced barriers to entering careers as guides and instructors. We would like to support underrepresented communities to pursue guide training and education at the AMGA.
 
This course is the entry-level program in both the AMGA Alpine and Ski Disciplines and will open doors for future guides. The five day course will run from August 12-16, 2019 in Washington state, taught by Instructor Team members Forest McBrian and Erica Engle, American Mountain Guides/IFMGA Guides. The application deadline for participants is May 5th, 2019.
Provider
Kip Davis
Michael Schneiter
Location
Indy Pass/Aspen, Colorado
Phone
970) 945-7481
Email
Provider
Randy Judycki
Location
Horseshoe Ranch, Arkansas
Phone
805 350 8087
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Elaina Arenz
Location
Red Rock/Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone
304-237-8144
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Elaina Arenz
Location
Red Rock/Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone
304-237-8144
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Elaina Arenz
Location
Red Rock/Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone
304-237-8144
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Randy Judycki
Location
Bentonville, Arkansas
Phone
805 350 8087
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Caleb Freese
Brooklyn Boulders
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Phone
9199230980
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Kip Davis
Location
Leadville/Indy Pass, Colorado
Phone
7192930773
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Kip Davis
Location
Leadville, Colorado
Phone
7192930773
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Randy Judycki
Location
Enchanted Rock, Texas
Phone
805 350 8087
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Location
Antlers, Oklahoma
Phone
805 350 8087
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Randy Judycki
Location
Antlers, Oklahoma
Phone
805 350 8087
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
New River Gorge, West Virginia
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
TracyP Martin
Location
Red Rock- Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone
(970) 948-1009
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Sue Kligerman
Location
USMA faculty only, New York
Phone
914-466-2099
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Wilderness Leadership Institute
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
619-886-6335
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
Grant Price
Location
Pilot Mountain , North Carolina
Phone
276-732-2001
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
Location
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
Phone
276-732-2001
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
Location
New River Gorge, West Virginia
Phone
276-732-2001
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
Location
New River Gorge, West Virginia
Phone
276-732-2001
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
Location
Great Falls, Virginia
Phone
276-732-2001
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
Location
Great Falls, Virginia
Phone
276-732-2001
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
Location
Great Falls, Virginia
Phone
276-732-2001
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Rock About
Adam Mitchell
Location
Austin, Texas
Phone
512-415-0804
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Rock About
Adam Mitchell
Location
Austin, Texas
Phone
512-415-0804
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Fox Mountain Guides
Location
Asheville, North Carolina
Phone
812-372-2094
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Location
Red Rock/Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone
304-237-8144
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Bondi Outdoor Leadership
Location
Golden, Colorado
Phone
303-378-9342
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Bondi Outdoor Leadership
Location
Golden, Colorado
Phone
303-378-9342
Email
[email protected]

This program will take place in the Front Range of Colorado. Venues could include Eldorado Canyon, The Flatirons, or Rocky Mountain National Park at places like Lumpy Ridge, Hallets, or The Petit Grepon. The Examiners will be Eric Whewell, Joe Thompson, and Angela Hawse. 

Provider
Location
Ogden, Utah
Phone
8036296590
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Location
Ogden, Utah
Phone
8036296590
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Elaina Arenz
Women's SPIA/Denver Mountain Guiding
Location
Denver, Colorado
Phone
304-237-8144
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
New River Gorge, West Virginia
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
New River Gorge, West Virginia
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
New River Gorge, West Virginia
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
New River Gorge, West Virginia
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
New River Gorge, West Virginia
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Appalachian Mountain Guides & Climbing School
Location
New River Gorge, West Virginia
Phone
304-640-1755
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Vertical Voyages
Location
Carbondale, Illinois
Phone
314-477-6008
Email
[email protected]
Provider
San Francisco State University
Location
San Francisco, California
Phone
4154052875
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Viren Perumal
Sierra Mountain Guides
Location
Bishop/ Mammoth , California
Phone
760-648-1122
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Viren Perumal
Sierra Mountain Guides
Location
Bishop / Mammoth, California
Phone
760-648-1122
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Viren Perumal
Sierra Mountain Guides
Location
Bishop / Mammoth, California
Phone
760-648-1122
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Viren Perumal
Sierra Mountain Guides
Location
Bishop / Mammoth, California
Phone
760-648-1122
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Ted Teegarden
Mooney Mountain Guides
Location
Franconia Notch, NH, New Hampshire
Phone
603-389-2007
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Ragged Mountain Guides, LLC
Matt Shove
Location
Ragged Mt Area, Connecticut
Phone
203-228-2311
Email
[email protected]
Provider
The Climbing Life Guides
Location
Joshua Tree, California
Phone
760-600-6355
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Colorado Mountain School
Guaranteed to Run! We are career guides and help you become one too!
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Phone
7203878944
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Ron Funderburke
Location
Golden, Colorado
Phone
828-388-0033
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Kaf Adventures
Location
Anacortes , Washington
Phone
206-713-2149
Email
[email protected]
Provider
School for International Expedition Training
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone
7609203464
Email
[email protected]
Provider
School for International Expedition Training
Location
Las Vegas/Red Rocks, Nevada
Phone
7609203464
Email
[email protected]
Provider
School for International Expedition Training
Location
Moab, Utah
Phone
7609203464
Email
[email protected]
Provider
School for International Expedition Training
Location
Moab, Utah
Phone
7609203464
Email
[email protected]
Provider
Elaina Arenz and Tracy Martin
Women's only course
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Phone
304-237-8144
Email
[email protected]

This hut-based Ski Guide Course includes 7 nights at Sol Mountain Lodge in British Columbia from January 4-11; tuition includes all meals while at the lodge and a heli flight in and out. Check out all of the lodge's amenities here!

The program will begin in Revelstoke, BC and students can expect to spend 2 days at the resort before flying into the lodge. Tickets to Revelstoke are included in the tuition cost. Food and lodging are not included while in Revelstoke.

Due to stipulations within NAFTA, Canadian programs are only open to US citizens who have the ability to enter Canada legally. 

Dave Stimson from the S1 SOL SGC 16 enjoying the goods (Photo by Jeff Ward)

This course begins in Salt Lake City and ends in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. Students can expect 1-3 days skiing at the resorts in SLC, followed by day tours in the Wasatch. The course will then move to the Ruby Mountains and spend two nights at the Ruby Mountain Yurt on February 3-4 with a cat ride in and out.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging outside of the yurt nights, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted. Lift tickets to the resorts in SLC are included in the cost of the program.

The Boulder AGC splits its time between Boulder and Estes Park, CO depending on weather and conditions. Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program is contingent upon recieving permit days.

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This program serves as a prerequisite for both the Ski Guide Course and Alpine Guide Course, but has a ski focus and is tailored for those individuals who plan to take programs in the Ski discipline. Participants on this course need to be comfortable and prepared to spend time on skis and/or splitboards throughout the course.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This course will start with 2 days at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, followed by 7-8 days of backcountry touring. Students can expect a 2-3 night overnight during the second half of the course at the Baldy Yurt. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging outside of the yurt nights, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted. Lift tickets to JHMR are included in tuition. 

This Ski Guide Course includes one full day of cat skiing, and a 1 to 2 night overnight during the course. Expect 1-3 days at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (lift tickets are included in the course tuition). 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

A student drops into the couloir during the 2016 SGC in Crested Butte. Photo by student Will Nunez. 

This program is only open to VETERANS of the US Military who wish to use their GI Bill funds to pay for the course. This course is run through the American Alpine Institute (an AMGA accredited business), who are accredited and approved to accept GI Bill funding.

In order to participate on this Alpine Skills Course, you must:

1) Be a veteran of the US Military

2) Apply to the program, pay the non-refundable $65.00 application fee, and submit all of the required application materials (resume, WFR/CPR, and AMGA approved avalanche training certs) to show that you meet the prerequisites for the ASC

3) Email Peter Schultz ([email protected]) proof of veteran status

4) Once your materials have been reviewed, you will be eligible to become enrolled in the course if space is available (like all AMGA programs, entrance is competitive and we may receive more applications than we have spaces available - meeting the prerequisites is not a guarantee of enrollment, please review the process for application review here)

5) If accepted into the program, you will be sent a document describing how to complete the enrollment process and use your VA benefits to pay for the program. You cannot be officially enrolled until you have completed the VA Benefits Survey and Enrollment Agreement through the American Alpine Institute.

If you have any questions about this course, the application review/enrollment process, how to use your VA benefits, or anything else related to this program, please contact Peter Schultz ([email protected]). 

This Ski Guide Course will start with 1-2 days of skiing at Telluride. Students can expect 1-2 nights at a hut (booking dependent) or ski camping. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging outside of the hut nights, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Lift tickets are included in the cost of the program.

This program serves as a prerequisite for both the Ski Guide Course and Alpine Guide Course, but has a ski focus and is tailored for those individuals who plan to take programs in the Ski discipline. Participants on this course need to be comfortable and prepared to spend time on skis and/or splitboards throughout the course.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This Ski Guide Course will start with 1-2 days of skiing at Telluride. Students can expect 1-2 nights at a hut (booking dependent) or ski camping. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging outside of the hut nights, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Lift tickets are included in the cost of the program.

This program serves as a prerequisite for both the Ski Guide Course and Alpine Guide Course, but has a alpine focus and is tailored for those individuals who plan to take programs in the Alpine discipline.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This Ski Guide Course will start with 1-2 days of skiing at Sun Valley. This course will utilize the Williams Peak Yurt for up to three nights of the program. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging outside of the yurt nights, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Lift tickets are included in the cost of the program.

This program serves as a prerequisite for both the Ski Guide Course and Alpine Guide Course, but has a ski focus and is tailored for those individuals who plan to take programs in the Ski Discipline. You will be expected to have ski/splitboard touring gear and be comfortable using it. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program will be a basecamp style Advanced Ski Guide Course. Students can expect to fly into a set location and basecamp for the majority of the program (6-7 nights).

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Heli time is included in the cost of tuition. Food is included in the cost of tuition while in the field on overnights. Lodging is not included in the cost of tuition when not in the field. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program serves as a prerequisite for both the Ski Guide Course and Alpine Guide Course, but has a ski focus and is tailored for those individuals who plan to take programs in the Ski discipline. Participants on this course need to be comfortable and prepared to spend time on skis and/or splitboards throughout the course.

The Boulder AGC splits its time between Boulder and Estes Park, CO depending on weather and conditions. Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

 

This ASGC will be based out of Chamonix, France. The program will utilize the extensive lift system in the Chamonix Valley and will include several hut nights (booking and conditions dependent).

A p/p lift and hut budget is included in the price of tuition.

Tuition does not include food or lodging outside of hut bookings. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program serves as a prerequisite for both the Ski Guide Course and Alpine Guide Course, but has an alpine focus and is tailored for those individuals who plan to take programs in the Alpine discipline. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program serves as a prerequisite for both the Ski Guide Course and Alpine Guide Course, but has a ski focus and is tailored for those individuals who plan to take programs in the Ski discipline. Participants on this course need to be comfortable and prepared to spend time on skis and/or splitboards throughout the course.

This Advanced Ski Guide Course will take place in the North Cascades of Washington. Mt. Baker may also be utilized, conditions dependent.

Students can expect to do single-day tours, followed by several mutli-day tours. Food is included for the overnight portions of the programs.

Tuition does not include food, lodging or transportation unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other expenses unless otherwise noted.

 

This AAGC will be based out of Squamish. Depending on availability, we will either be using the Haberl Hut in the Tantulus Range, or we will utlilize a helicopter bump to set up a basecamp for five nights of the program. Tuition includes the hut stay and a heli lift in and out. Program tuition does not include food, lodging (outside of the hut nights), transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program will be a basecamp style Ski Guide Exam. Candidates can expect to fly into a set location and basecamp for the majority of the program (5-6 nights).

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Heli time is included in the cost of tuition. Food is included while in the field on overnights. Lodging is not included in the cost of tuition when not in the field. 

 

This SGE will be based out of Chamonix, France. The program will utilize the extensive lift system in the Chamonix Valley and will include several hut nights (booking and conditions dependent).

A p/p lift and hut budget is included in the price of tuition.

Tuition does not include food or lodging outside of hut bookings. 

This program is only open to VETERANS of the US Military who wish to use their GI Bill funds to pay for the course. This course is run through the American Alpine Institute (an AMGA accredited business), who are accredited and approved to accept GI Bill funding.

In order to participate on this Alpine Guide Course, you must:

1) Be a veteran of the US Military

2) Apply to the program, pay the non-refundable $65.00 application fee, and submit all of the required application materials (resume, WFR/CPR, and AMGA approved avalanche training certs) to show that you meet the prerequisites for the AGC

3) Email Peter Schultz ([email protected]) proof of veteran status

4) Once your materials have been reviewed, you will be eligible to become enrolled in the course if space is available (like all AMGA programs, entrance is competitive and we may receive more applications than we have spaces available - meeting the prerequisites is not a guarantee of enrollment, please review the process for application review here)

5) If accepted into the program, you will be sent a document describing how to complete the enrollment process and use your VA benefits to pay for the program. You cannot be officially enrolled until you have completed the VA Benefits Survey and Enrollment Agreement through the American Alpine Institute.

If you have any questions about this course, the application review/enrollment process, how to use your VA benefits, or anything else related to this program, please contact Peter Schultz ([email protected]). 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Depending on weather, conditions, and needs this program may utilize any of the following venues: Mt. Baker, North Cascades National Park, Washington Pass, or Mt. Erie. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Depending on weather, conditions, and needs this program may utilize any of the following venues: Mt. Baker, North Cascades National Park, Washington Pass, or Mt. Erie. 

This AGE will be based out of Squamish. Depending on availability, we will either be using the Haberl Hut in the Tantulus Range, or we will utlilize a helicopter bump to set up a basecamp for five nights of the program. Tuition includes the hut stay and a heli lift in and out. Program tuition does not include food, lodging (outside of the hut nights), transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Depending on weather, conditions, and needs this exam may utilize any of the following venues: Mt. Baker, North Cascades National Park, Washington Pass, or Mt. Erie. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted. This course may also include day trips to Lake Willoughby, VT depending on conditions and weather.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwe noted.

Due to stipulations within NAFTA, Canadian programs are only open to US citizens who have the ability to enter Canada legally. 

This exam provides a credential for guides who guide ice, but not in alpine terrain.

This exam may also include day trips to Lake Willoughby, VT depending on conditions and weather.

Food, lodging, and travel not included unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Kate McHugh leading Western Saga during the 2016 RGC in Joshua Tree. Photo by Azissa Singh.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This is an ARGC that is running at a 2:1 ratio and is only 8 days long. Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

 

Instructor Eric Whewell following the student's lead on the 2016 ARGC in Red Rock Canyon. Photo by Instructor Christian Santelices.

This program is instructed by Dale Remsberg, Art Mooney, and Michael Abbey.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

A student leads the way during the 2016 RGC at Smith Rock. Photo by Instructor Pete Keane.

This is a small program that is limited to 6 students. Conditions and weather dependent, this program may travel to the Adirondacks.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Instructor Geoff Unger coaches a student on belay management from below during the 2016 RGC in the ADKs. Photo by Instructor Silas Rossi. 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

 

Instructor Eric Whewell following the student's lead on the 2016 ARGC in Red Rock Canyon. Photo by Instructor Christian Santelices.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This isn ARGC that is running at a 2:1 ratio and is only 8 days long.

This program will begin in Unaweep Canyon, CO and transfer to the Black Canyon. 

The course will start in Unaweep Canyon where there is excellent 1-4/5 pitch cimbing to begin the program. Mid course, the program will transfer to the Black Canyon (less than two hour drive time).

The Black Canyon is noted for big walls, adventurous climbing and epics. While there is no shortage of run outs, loose rock, poison ivy and commitment, there are also mega classics with splitter cracks and solid rock, and these are the routes that we will be seeking on this ARGC. The grades are consistant with every trad area in the country. 

The classic routes are traveled frequently and are free of choss. There are few fixed anchors but there are spacious ledges and abundant protection on the classics. This stated, you are likely to have most routes to yourself, allowing you to focus on your climbing and guiding, and not on the other people vying for the same route. The camping on the North Rim is amazing, and is considered one of the best campgrounds at any climbing area. 

The Black offers a great venue for aspiring guides to dial in their techniques and apply their craft in an area where efficiency, security and skill are paramount. Taking your ARGC in the Boulder/Black venue will help expose you to different venues and rock types in your AMGA progression and help set you up for success during your RGE.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This isn ARGC that is running at a 2:1 ratio and is only 8 days long.

This program will begin in Unaweep Canyon, CO and transfer to the Black Canyon. 

The course will start in Unaweep Canyon where there is excellent 1-4/5 pitch cimbing to begin the program. Mid course, the program will transfer to the Black Canyon (less than two hour drive time).

The Black Canyon is noted for big walls, adventurous climbing and epics. While there is no shortage of run outs, loose rock, poison ivy and commitment, there are also mega classics with splitter cracks and solid rock, and these are the routes that we will be seeking on this ARGC. The grades are consistant with every trad area in the country. 

The classic routes are traveled frequently and are free of choss. There are few fixed anchors but there are spacious ledges and abundant protection on the classics. This stated, you are likely to have most routes to yourself, allowing you to focus on your climbing and guiding, and not on the other people vying for the same route. The camping on the North Rim is amazing, and is considered one of the best campgrounds at any climbing area. 

The Black offers a great venue for aspiring guides to dial in their techniques and apply their craft in an area where efficiency, security and skill are paramount. Taking your ARGC in the Boulder/Black venue will help expose you to different venues and rock types in your AMGA progression and help set you up for success during your RGE.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Weather and condiion dependent, this program may also utilize Lump Ridge in Estes Park, Colorado.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Karen Hilton works her way up the Bastille Crack in Eldorado Canyon during the 2016 RGC in Boulder. Photo by student Brandon Phillips.

Weather and condiion dependent, this program may also utilize Lump Ridge in Estes Park, Colorado.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Karen Hilton works her way up the Bastille Crack in Eldorado Canyon during the 2016 RGC in Boulder. Photo by student Brandon Phillips.

This is a trial 2:1 ratio Rock Guide Course. The program is shortened to 8 days and will have a maximum of 8 students and 4 instructors. 

Weather and condiion dependent, this program may also utilize Lump Ridge in Estes Park, Colorado.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Karen Hilton works her way up the Bastille Crack in Eldorado Canyon during the 2016 RGC in Boulder. Photo by student Brandon Phillips.

Weather and condiion dependent, this program may also utilize Lump Ridge in Estes Park, Colorado.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Karen Hilton works her way up the Bastille Crack in Eldorado Canyon during the 2016 RGC in Boulder. Photo by student Brandon Phillips.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This is a 10 day, 3:1 ratioed Advanced Rock Guide Course.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

This program will take place in the Front Range of Colorado. Venues could include Eldorado Canyon, The Flatirons, or Rocky Mountain National Park at places like Lumpy Ridge, Hallets, or The Petit Grepon. 

Tuition does not include food, lodging, or travel. 

This program is only open to VETERANS of the US Military who wish to use their GI Bill funds to pay for the course. This course is run through the American Alpine Institute (an AMGA accredited business), who are accredited and approved to accept GI Bill funding.

In order to participate on this Rock Guide Course, you must:

1) Be a veteran of the US Military

2) Apply to the program, pay the non-refundable $65.00 application fee, and submit all of the required application materials (resume and WFR/CPR) to show that you meet the prerequisites for the RGC

3) Email Peter Schultz ([email protected]) proof of veteran status

4) Once your materials have been reviewed, you will be eligible to become enrolled in the course if space is available (like all AMGA programs, entrance is competitive and we may receive more applications than we have spaces available - meeting the prerequisites is not a guarantee of enrollment, please review the process for application review here)

5) If accepted into the program, you will be sent a document describing how to complete the enrollment process and use your VA benefits to pay for the program. You cannot be officially enrolled until you have completed the VA Benefits Survey and Enrollment Agreement through the American Alpine Institute.

If you have any questions about this course, the application review/enrollment process, how to use your VA benefits, or anything else related to this program, please contact Peter Schultz ([email protected]). 

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

A student leads the way during the 2016 RGC at Smith Rock. Photo by Instructor Pete Keane.

This is a small program limited to 6 students. Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Kate McHugh leading Western Saga during the 2016 RGC in Joshua Tree. Photo by Azissa Singh.

This is a low-ratio 2:1 Advanced Rock Guide Course that runs for 8 days.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Program tuition does not include food, lodging, transportation, or other course expenses unless otherwise noted.

Student Kate McHugh leading Western Saga during the 2016 RGC in Joshua Tree. Photo by Azissa Singh.

FOR MOUNTAIN GUIDE TRACK PROGRAMS ONLY (NOT FOR SPI OR CWI PROGRAMS):

Important Notes:

  • The 2020 schedule will be posted by July 15, 2019
  • Applications will open on August 1st, 2019 for all 2020 Mountain Guide programs
  • For information on how to apply to a program and how applications are reviewed, click here

2019 Application and Notification Deadlines

Program DatesCourse or Exam CodeApplication DeadlineNotification Deadline
All programs with start dates between December 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019R1, R2, R3, R4, R15, R20, R21, I1, I2, I3, I4, I5, I6, A1, A8, S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12Sunday, September 16, 2018Friday, October 12, 2018
All programs with start dates between May 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019R5, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, A10, A11, A12Sunday, December 16, 2018Friday, January 11, 2019
All programs with start dates between August 1, 2019 and November 30, 2019R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R16, R17, R18, R22, R23, A13, A14, A15, A16, A19Sunday, March 17, 2019Friday, April 12, 2019