What’s in my bag? Packing for an AMGA Ski Guide Course

Preparation for a ski guide course is a multi-faceted process.  From fine-tuning your fitness to prepping complex tour plans, it is important to show up prepared for these courses.  Correct equipment selection is a vital part of preparation process as proper gear selection can help a student succeed in a challenging course by providing them […]

Mountaineering and Netflix

With January providing us with little snow and cold nights, a cozy movie night at home just what the doctor ordered. Below is a list of the top mountaineering films that can be streamed right now: TOUCHING THE VOID: One of the greatest mountaineering films of all time, Touching the Void tells the true story of Joe Simpson, a climber […]

Mentorship Days: The Northeast Starts Regular Meetups for Mentorship and Development

I truly believe mentorship is a crucial component to any guide or climbing instructor’s progression. Professional development, another important aspect of our careers, is typically gained through formal courses or exams and/or internal trainings with climbing schools and guide services, however structured mentorship in the US guiding industry, is still in its infancy. This is […]

2017 Eddie Bauer/AMGA Rock Discipline Mentorship Camp | Casey Graham

On September 6-7 of 2017, the AMGA, in partnership with Eddie Bauer, ran the 2017 Rock Discipline Mentorship Camp. This two-day annual event consists of low ratio (2:1) rock discipline specific training with local AMGA Instructor Team Member(s). Mentorship Camps provide opportunities for AMGA members to further their skill sets and help prepare for their next AMGA course […]

2017 Arc’teryx/AMGA Alpine Discipline Mentorship Camp | Japhy Dhungana

On August 23-24 of 2017, the AMGA, in partnership with Arc’teryx, ran the 2017 Alpine Discipline Mentorship Camp. This two-day event consists of low ratio (2:1) alpine discipline specific training with a local AMGA Instructor Team Member. Mentorship Camps provide opportunities for AMGA members to further their skill sets and help prepare for their next AMGA course or exam. This year’s Alpine Discipline […]

2017 Arc’teryx/AMGA Alpine Discipline Mentorship Camp | Elaina Arenz

On August 23-24 of 2017, the AMGA, in partnership with Arc’teryx, ran the 2017 Alpine Discipline Mentorship Camp. This two-day event consists of low ratio (2:1) alpine discipline specific training with a local AMGA Instructor Team Member. Mentorship Camps provide opportunities for AMGA members to further their skill sets and help prepare for their next AMGA course or exam. This year’s Alpine Discipline […]

2017 Casio America Scholarship | Add Kongsingh

I would like to sincerely thank CASIO America for the scholarship that made the 2017 AMGA Rock Guide Course possible for me. There are no words to express how fortunate I am for this opportunity. I am also very grateful to the awesome instructors who ran this incredible course, Dale Remsberg, Joey Thompson, and Ian […]

TrainingBeta Power Endurance Program – Review By Albert Alvarez

Power Endurance – TrainingBeta The Power Endurance Program by TrainingBeta is definitely worth the investment and as long as you stick to the program, you’ll see some very noticeable results. There are two very huge advantages that aren’t clearly stated when you purchase the plan. Firstly, you get customer support that is always ready to […]

2017 Young Aspiring Guide Scholarship | Sarah Newsome

Hello, This is Sarah Newsome, I am currently a splitboard guide and a AIARE instructor in Lake Tahoe during the winters, and a whitewater guide during the summers.  My husband and I also own, run and operate a large blueberry farm in Pennsylvania.  The bushes go dormant during the winter, so farming works perfectly with […]

2017 Gore-Tex Scholarship | TJ Ciotti

“Find what you love to do and figure out a way to get paid for it.” These are words from my high school science teacher – who is responsible for teaching me to climb – that have shaped and influenced the direction of my career. It’s been half a decade since my first AMGA course […]