New Legislation Seeks to Improve Permitting System

Outdoor organizations and businesses across the country praised Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today for introducing the Public Land Recreational Opportunities Improvement Act (PLROIA). This bipartisan legislation makes changes to the outfitter and guide permitting systems of the federal land agencies to make permits easier for outfitters and guides to […]

The Secret Weapon – DPS Wailer 112 Ski review

I’m definitely not a believer in the one ski quiver.  I own a lot of skis  – several pairs of skis that are over 120 under-foot (one with lightweight touring bindings and one with beefy alpine bindings), several pairs in the 110-range and one pair in the 100-range for the spring.  I don’t know if […]

The Multi-Pitch Instructor Course & Exam

FAQS: the Multi-Pitch Instructor Course & Exam 2020 programs at the AMGA feature the all-new Multi-Pitch Instructor Course & Exam. The first Multi-Pitch Instructor Course & Exams will be held in Boulder, Colorado and North Conway, NH. Here is what you need to know about the MPI Certification.  Q. What is the difference between becoming an Apprentice Rock Guide, […]

Reflections on the AMGA Nominations Process: A Call to Action!


By Lyra Pierotti Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee Chair & Board of Directors Members As we pass the peak of our busy summer guiding season and look to the fall, we approach another election season for the board of directors of the AMGA. We will be voting in just two months (early October!) and […]

2018 Regional Event – Boulder | Photo Gallery

NEW International Mobility Webpage

                In an effort to better serve the needs of AMGA members working internationally, specifically related to mobility and international access, the AMGA is establishing an online directory that contains information on the requirements to work as a guide in IFMGA countries outside the United States. The directory […]

Expanding Skills on the ARGC – Zeb Blais

2019 ARGC Fallen Guides Testimonial – Zeb Blais “Off Belay!” – Before the words had a chance to echo off the steep rock above, the rope at our feet was moving. And fast. I finished tying the laces of my rock shoes just in time to feel the rope come tight on my harness.  “That’s […]

Meet Szu-Ting Yi

She is refined and she is remarkable.  

American Mountain Guides Association Announces Angela Hawse as new Board of Directors President

Hawse brings more than 35-years of guiding and leadership experience to the position Boulder, COLO. (October 29, 2018) – The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), an educational non-profit dedicated to supporting and furthering the profession of American mountain guiding, has named veteran guide and industry leader Angela Hawse as President of its Board of Directors. […]

Flashback: 2018 Eddie Bauer Rock Mentorship

On September 10 – 11 of 2018, with generous support of Eddie Bauer, the AMGA ran it’s annual Rock Discipline Mentorship Camp. This is a low ratio (2:1) training opportunity for members to learn from a local AMGA Instructor Team Member as well as a peer moving through the Rock Program.  Mentorship Camps provide AMGA members […]