2018 Arc’teryx Alpine Mentorship Camp Interview with Jason Martin

In the summer of 2018, Jason Martin was awarded a mentorship opportunity that took place over several days in the North Cascades. Check out his thoughts on the outing, mentoring, and more! What does “mentorship” mean to you? Has the definition changed as a result of attending the camp? Mentorship is a multi-faceted term in […]

New Permits at Marys Lake in Colorado

After a year of discussion and collaboration between the Bureau of Reclamation, AMGA, Access Fund, Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, and local guides, the Marys Lake climbing area near Estes Park, CO is now open for commercial use. This area is prized as an instructional venue due to easy access, varied terrain, and quality […]

Salomon Shift Review

Are you a ski patroller who needs the ability to access certain terrain with a touring binding, but the majority of your time is spent downhill skiing? Are you a mechanized ski guide and need the option to use skins in an emergency? Or, do you simply want a slick touring binding that transforms into […]

Sequoia-Kings Canyon Announces Improved CUA Program

After extensive dialogue with local guides and the AMGA, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park (SEKI) has made numerous improvements to their commercial use authorization (CUA) program. The total number of available CUAs has been increased, all CUAs provide access to the Mount Whitney Management Area, multiple tiers of allocations are available to accommodate different levels of […]

Salomon Shift Review

Are you a ski patroller who needs the ability to access certain terrain with a touring binding, but the majority of your time is spent downhill skiing? Are you a mechanized ski guide and need the option to use skins in an emergency? Or, do you simply want a slick touring binding that transforms into […]

Expanded Access on Shoshone National Forest

The AMGA is pleased to report expanded availability of temporary permits on the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming. The AMGA worked with local guides and Forest Service officials to revise a Forest policy that was only allowing temporary permits to be issued every other year. The policy has now been revised to allow temporary permits […]

AMGA Comments on USFS NEPA Rulemaking

The U.S. Forest Service has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise its procedures for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NPRM describes a number of proposals that would streamline the environmental review process for a variety of forest management actions. Most notably for the guiding community, the NPRM includes the […]

What is DEI all about?

Written by: Derek DeBruin Over the last few years, the AMGA has placed an increased focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE) in our association. We ultimately do better as an organization and in our work in the field when we are culturally competent and strive to be respectful of others’ beliefs and identities. A solid […]

Senate Oversight Hearing on Recreation Access

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing on March 14th to “Examine Opportunities to Improve Access, Infrastructure, and Permitting for Outdoor Recreation.” During the hearing, Senators on the committee asked questions about access issues and explored ways to improve access to public lands. Now here is the really exciting part – […]