Part 11 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Rappelling: Throwing Ropes

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the eleventh installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Rappelling: Throwing Ropes with AMGA Instructor Team Member Jeff Ward—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To watch […]

AMGA Partner Athlete Profile: Donny Roth, with Dynafit

The AMGA is excited to announce a new blog series, to run for the rest of 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 […]

Part 10 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Anchors: The Quad

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the tenth installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Anchors: The Quad with AMGA Instructor Team Member Jeff Ward—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To watch the […]

AMGA PARTNER ATHLETE PROFILE: CAROLINE GEORGE, WITH EDDIE BAUER AND JULBO

The AMGA is excited to announce a new blog series, to run for the rest of 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 […]

AvaTech SP1 Review

Jonathon Spitzer, American Mountain Guide/IFMGA Guide, reviews AvaTech’s SP1. The 2015 ski season was not the best, as many of us suffered from a lack of snow and not many powder days.  With the lack of snow, this allowed more persistent weak layers to form in our snowpack. Most parts of the Western US still had […]

Part 9 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Anchors: Replacing Old Webbing

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the ninth installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Anchors: Replacing Old Webbing with AMGA Instructor Team Member Margaret Wheeler—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To watch […]

AMGA Instructor Team Member Geoff Unger Reviews the CAMP Tricam Evo

Throughout a 20-year climbing career, the Tricam has been a bit of a niche piece of gear for me. That said, I have used it extensively where no other piece of gear would work. In aid climbing, they can be a lifesaver. In traditional rock climbing, there is no better piece of gear in horizontal […]

AMGA Partner Athlete Profile: Steve Banks with Mammut

The AMGA is excited to announce a new blog series, to run for the rest of 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 […]

Part 8 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Lowering from a Loaded Belay Plate

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the eighth installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Lowering from a Loaded Belay Plate with AMGA Instructor Team Member Jeff Ward—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! […]

AMGA PARTNER ATHLETE PROFILE: ERIK LEIDECKER, WITH EDDIE BAUER

The AMGA is excited to announce a new blog series, to run for the rest of 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 […]