Meet Erica Engle

Who is down for a dance party with Erica Engle?

Meet the AMGA Membership: Lindsay Fixmer

For our 40th anniversary, we sat down with some of our members in a series of candid interviews. The subjects ranged from the biggest misconceptions about guiding, who their mentors are, to why the AMGA is important. We will release a new video each month and to help kick us off, meet Lindsay Fixmer.    

SOAR Act Seeks to Improve Access for Guides

The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) today praised Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) for introducing the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR Act) in the U.S. Senate. This bipartisan legislation makes changes to the outfitter and guide permitting systems of the federal land agencies to make permits easier for […]

Majka Burhardt | 2020 Scholarship Report

On February 3rd I became the third-ever AMGA certified Ice Instructor, and first woman to receive the certification. I’m proud to be among the group bringing this certification to the main stage of American guiding. Is the woman part important? It is to me, and likely to roughly 50% of the climbing/guiding public, and hopefully […]

Meet Steve Banks

Sounds like the perfect childhood to us Steve Banks. 

Inside the AMGA – An Interview with Petzl

Meet AMGA Partner, Jon Rockefeller, Managing Director at Petzl North America What do you know about our National Office operations? Our new series, inside the AMGA helps shed some light on our work. This month, hear from our partner, Petzl on guiding, and partnership with the AMGA. How is the partnership with the AMGA meaningful […]

10 Tips for Taking the Ice Instructor Course in Canmore | Jordan Mynatt

Jordan Mynatt | 2019 Petzl Scholarship Recipient The pressure to be prepared for an AMGA course is stressful but valuable. We have a lot tied up in finances, training time and transportation that pushes us to perform well, but the element of the unknown can be debilitating. Here are a few tips that may help […]

Meet Kevin Shon

Rambunctious but well intending, hyper active / a streak of light coming across the room … meet Kevin Shon  

Meet Szu-Ting Yi

She is refined and she is remarkable.  

Manage Risk and Stay Connected with inReach

Professional guides and outfitters, as well as government, search and rescue, and avalanche organizations of all sizes use inReach® to enhance safety and stay connected, oriented and informed in the field. Cell phones and radios work great — until they don’t. Garmin inReach devices work around the world and provide a complete system for trip […]