Lindsey Hamm – 2016 Gore-Tex Scholarship Recipient

On June 14, 2016 I participated in the Alpine Guide Course in Bishop, California with the American Mountain Guide Association. In 2015, I applied for a scholarship through the AMGA, hoping one of the sponsors would pick me so I could participate in this amazing guide course, and GORE-TEX North America picked me! We started […]

Colorado Mountain School is Hiring!

Colorado Mountain School is excited to offer qualified guest guides an opportunity to work year-round in their permitted areas. This includes rock, ice, mountaineering, and skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park, Eldorado Canyon, the Flatirons, Boulder Canyon, Clear Creek Canyon, Vedauwoo, and areas of the South Platte. CMS is the largest and longest-running guide service […]

Northwest Avalanche Center is Hiring!

The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is seeking an Education and Operations Manager, who will manage the Professional Observer Program, run the educational programs, and oversee the risk management of these operations. Interested applicants can send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please write “Education and Operations Manager” in the subject line of your email. Applications will […]

AMGA Announces Partnership with Entre-Prises

AMGA Welcomes New Partner Entre-Prises Boulder, Colo. (August 5, 2016) – The AMGA announces its newest partner, Entre-Prises, the world leader in custom climbing walls and climbing holds. On behalf of AMGA, Entre-Prises will gain better mind share with aspiring guides and mountaineers. Entre-Prises will benefit from AMGA’s education-oriented best practices and collaboration with class-leading member […]

Nick Malik – 2016 Black Diamond Scholarship Recipient

As the recipient of the 2016 Black Diamond scholarship I would like to express gratitude to the AMGA and Black Diamond Equipment for assisting me with continuing education in the mountain guiding profession.  For years BD has been dominating the climbing industry in North America.  Often times, people tend to revolt against the large companies […]

In Remembrance of Gary Falk

It is with heavy hearts that the American Mountain Guides Association conveys the news that we have lost one of our members—Gary Falk, American Mountain Guide/IFMGA Guide, died on Saturday, July 23, 2016 while guiding the Grand Teton for Exum Mountain Guides. At this time details of the accident are unknown and we ask that […]

UPDATE to WFR Pre-Requisite requirement for AMGA Mountain Guide Programs

The AMGA Medical Advisor, Technical Director, Executive Director and Guide Program Manager have changed the language and hour requirement associated with the WFR pre-requisite for AMGA Mountain Guide Programs. The 80-hour course requirement has been removed and the new language will read as follows: Current CPR Certification Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification that meets […]

Kate McHugh – 2016 Patagonia Scholarship Recipient

What is the role of a rock guide?  Some may look at our industry and say that a guide must climb efficiently, never get the ropes tangled, and look sharp (thanks to Patagonia for the scholarship to take this course). While those things are true, there is so much more that builds the foundation for […]

Hokkaido Backcountry Club is Hiring!

Backcountry Lead Guide Hokkaido Backcountry Club, based out of Niseko, Japan is looking for qualified lead guides for our mechanized ski guiding operation in Northern Japan. HBC is now working directly with BDT (also advertised on this page) and we are dedicated to offering the highest level of guiding and backcountry skiing in Japan. Competitive […]

AMGA partners with Sweater Chalet

The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), dedicated to supporting the profession of American mountain guiding, announces their partnership with Sweater Chalet. Sweater Chalet is the exclusive reseller of Dachstein Woolwear (DW), featuring mittens, gloves, socks, watch caps, and sweaters made by a small family of knitters in the Dachstein Mountains of Austria who use only 100% organic Austrian […]