New Possible Yosemite Guiding Opportunities

Dear AMGA Members and Friends, Right now, Yosemite National Park is developing a new version of their Wilderness Stewardship Plan, which is the document that directs all activities in 94% of the park, including almost all of the climbing, for the next several decades. The Wilderness Stewardship Plan was last updated in 1989. The plan […]

AMGA and Arc’teryx to Host 2015 Round Table Discussion Tour to Address Access & Guiding Issues in Community

Boulder, Colo. (May 20, 2015) – Following a successful 2014 tour, AMGA and Arc’teryx will be hosting a 2015 Round Table Discussion Tour. The tour, which is sponsored by Arc’teryx, aims to bring the guiding community together in order to address the issues and challenges that guides face. “We are proud to continue our support […]

AMGA Announces Terrain and Supervision Guidelines

AMGA Announces Terrain and Supervision Guidelines Boulder, Colo. May 14, 2015 – The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Review Team announces updates to the Terrain and Supervision Guidelines. The Review Team, comprised of 11 voting AMGA members, met outside of Jackson Hole, Wyo., earlier this month in a landmark meeting to review and update the […]

Commercial Services: A critical piece in the puzzle

Determination of Extent Necessary for Commercial Services By Scott Massey, Advocacy Director  Note: We had to cut this version in the GUIDE Bulletin due to space constraints. The full article and references appear here. How do land managers determine how many commercial service providers, including mountain guides, they allow to operate in designated wilderness? This […]

Friendly Reminder on Permit/Insurance Sharing for Guides and Instructors

This article was written by Ed Crothers in the Mountain Bulletin last year, but still pertains to everyone in the profession. Some key points from the article: If you are guiding and using permits from organizations and/or guide services with which you are not closely familiar, remember to ask for a copy of the permit […]

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 […]