Dave Ahrens, Recipient of the 2015 Five Ten/Randal Grandstaff Memorial Scholarship

2015 Five Ten/Randal Grandstaff Scholarship Video - Dave Ahrens from American Mountain Guides Assoc on Vimeo.

Dave Ahrens received the 2015 Five Ten/Randal Grandstaff Scholarship for his AMGA Advanced Ski Guide Course/Aspirant Exam this winter. Check out his video to see what the program is all about!

I would like to extend a huge thanks to Five Ten and the Randal Grandstaff Memorial Scholarship. Though this was a ski course, I also have a deep love for rock climbing, and though I never met Randal I know we shared a passion for rock climbing and introducing people to these passions we hold so high. […]

AMGA Partner Athlete Profile: Kel Rossiter with Mammut

The AMGA is excited to announce our blog series, running through 2015, featuring Q & As with AMGA guides, instructors, and members who are integral members of our corporate sponsors’ athlete teams—men and women who are delivering both in the guiding world and as ambassadors for their brands and chosen outdoor sport(s). There is and always has been much overlap between mountain […]

Adventure Spirit Rock+Ice+Alpine Experiences Hiring

We are seeking a motivated, organized, and skilled guide for the winter season. Excellent communication skills—both with clients and with the office—are a must. Employment opportunities range from part-time to ¾ time. Experience with the range of Northeastern ice climbing venues is a must, as is SPI certification. Preference given to those with Ice Instructor […]

Miranda Oakley, Recipient of the 2015 Julia Cheney Culberson Educational Fund

When I first arrived in Yosemite almost ten years ago, I knew that it would be a part of my life forever. I arrived with less than $50 in my bank account and had simple dreams of getting a job washing dishes and climbing just high enough to see above the trees. As a young girl […]

2015 Adventure Film Festival

Tickets for the premiere of the 11th annual Adventure Film Festival on September 12-13 are now on sale!   Get ready to awaken your senses while exploring the beautiful mysteries of our universe through the craftsmanship of storytellers, artists, extreme athletes and adventurers.     BUY NOW: http://www.bouldertheater.com/event/adventure-film-festival Here’s a taste of our thrilling lineup:  BOULDER […]

AMGA Rock Guide Lindsay Fixmer Tests the Patagonia Cragsmith Pack 35L

 The Patagonia Cragsmith Pack 35L, intended as the ideal sport climber’s pack, is so much more. Aside from an overnight in which I needed a larger-volume pack, there hasn’t been an outing in which I haven’t used this pack since its arrival in early June. This perfectly sized pack quickly became my day climbing and […]

James Turner, Recipient of the 2015 Eddie Bauer Scholarship

  My life as a climber started bumbling around New England ice falls, reading Kiss or Kill, Ice World, and trying not to epic. I happily relocated to Ouray, Colorado, late in 2001, drawn to the classic ice lines, the mountains, and the rich climbing history of the San Juan Range. Eventually, with the help […]

AMGA Announces a New Executive Director

AMGA Announces a New Executive Director in Alex Kosseff Boulder, Colo. August 4, 2015 – The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), a 501 (c)(3) educational, non-profit dedicated to supporting and furthering the profession of American mountain guiding, announces a Alex Kosseff as its new Executive Director. Kosseff begins his new position at the important industry […]

Jeff Dobronyi, Recipient of the 2015 Chad Vander Ham Memorial Scholarship

On March 29, 2015, I packed up my apartment in the San Juans and headed north to Golden, British Colubmia, for the AMGA’s Advanced Ski Guide Course and Aspirant Exam (ASGC/AE). After a winter of Ski Guiding for San Juan Mountain Guides in Ouray, Colo., I was feeling ready to spend some time in a […]

Ryan Huetter, recipient of the 2015 Mammut Scholarship

I am lucky to live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, one of the birthplaces of multi-day ski traverses in the United States. And though I did not come from an alpine-skiing background growing up, I quickly realized upon moving here that learning to ski, namely learning how to ski in the backcountry, was going to […]