Meet Kevin Shon

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

Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

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Our Social Media Statement Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with the Black community to unequivocally condemn the violence and injustice of systemic racism and discrimination. As mountain professionals, we work to promote access to the outdoors for all people, without threat of violence, discrimination, diminution of values and customs, or disrespect. Anti-blackness and […]

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 […]

Inside the AMGA | Interview with Monserrat Alvarez

What do you know about our National Office operations? Our new series, inside the AMGA helps shed some light on our work. This month, learn more about our Membership and Communications Associate, Monserrat Alvarez.  PC: Jordan Cerna How long have you been at the AMGA and what did you do before working here? I started working […]

Call for Nominations | AMGA Board of Directors Elections

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Call for AMGA Board of Directors Nominations Greetings guides, climbing instructors, and members of the AMGA. Once again this October, we must elect directors to serve on the AMGA Board Of Directors, and we’re calling on each of you to nominate the candidates that will represent your interests, your perspectives, and steer our guides’ association into […]

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!

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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