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 […]

Meet Szu-Ting Yi

She is refined and she is remarkable.  

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, […]

2018 Regional Event – Boulder | Photo Gallery

NEW International Mobility Webpage

                In an effort to better serve the needs of AMGA members working internationally, specifically related to mobility and international access, the AMGA is establishing an online directory that contains information on the requirements to work as a guide in IFMGA countries outside the United States. The directory […]

Expanding Skills on the ARGC – Zeb Blais

2019 ARGC Fallen Guides Testimonial – Zeb Blais “Off Belay!” – Before the words had a chance to echo off the steep rock above, the rope at our feet was moving. And fast. I finished tying the laces of my rock shoes just in time to feel the rope come tight on my harness.  “That’s […]