Erin Smart – 2016 Julie Cheney Culberson Educational Fund Recipient

I thank the AMGA and the Julie Cheney Culberson for helping me realize my decade long dream of becoming an IFMGA/AMGA mountain guide. The alpine exam I just took, with the help of the memorial fund allowed me to realize this dream. I began the AMGA process in 2010, with the Ski Guide Course. I […]

Geoff Schellens – 2016 Millet Scholarship Recipient

The bulk of the Advanced Alpine Guide Course / AE is an upper level alpine guide course with a few days of examination to achieve Aspirant status.  The focus is to push aspiring alpine guides on long difficult objectives with a variety of terrain and route finding challenges.  On September 7th the course started and […]

Possible Yosemite Guiding Opportunities | COMMENT TODAY!

Overview The comment period on the Yosemite Wilderness plan ends this Friday! Based on current regulations, this is the only opportunity in the next twenty-plus years for increasing guided access in the park. While options for increased guiding have not yet been released to the public, our comments now can help influence the options that […]

Mountain Trip is Hiring!

Mountain Trip is hiring great guides to join our Alaska Range/Denali program. Mountain Trip is an authorized concessionaire in Denali National Park and has been guiding in the Alaska Range for over 40 years. We have openings for trained and experienced Lead Guides as well as positions for assistant guides who would like to gain […]

Lindsey Hamm – 2016 Gore-Tex Scholarship Recipient

On June 14, 2016 I participated in the Alpine Guide Course in Bishop, California with the American Mountain Guide Association. In 2015, I applied for a scholarship through the AMGA, hoping one of the sponsors would pick me so I could participate in this amazing guide course, and GORE-TEX North America picked me! We started […]

Colorado Mountain School is Hiring!

Colorado Mountain School is excited to offer qualified guest guides an opportunity to work year-round in their permitted areas. This includes rock, ice, mountaineering, and skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park, Eldorado Canyon, the Flatirons, Boulder Canyon, Clear Creek Canyon, Vedauwoo, and areas of the South Platte. CMS is the largest and longest-running guide service […]

Northwest Avalanche Center is Hiring!

The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is seeking an Education and Operations Manager, who will manage the Professional Observer Program, run the educational programs, and oversee the risk management of these operations. Interested applicants can send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please write “Education and Operations Manager” in the subject line of your email. Applications will […]

AMGA Announces Partnership with Entre-Prises

AMGA Welcomes New Partner Entre-Prises Boulder, Colo. (August 5, 2016) – The AMGA announces its newest partner, Entre-Prises, the world leader in custom climbing walls and climbing holds. On behalf of AMGA, Entre-Prises will gain better mind share with aspiring guides and mountaineers. Entre-Prises will benefit from AMGA’s education-oriented best practices and collaboration with class-leading member […]

Mountain Conditions Report Announcement and Launch

To all AMGA Members, We are excited to announce that the AMGA, in partnership with Arc’teryx and the ACMG, have launched a totally redesigned Mountain Conditions Report website that is now LIVE. This collaboration has enabled us to build a new, easy to navigate web experience that will allow guides to easily create, upload, and publish condition reports to the public […]

Nick Malik – 2016 Black Diamond Scholarship Recipient

As the recipient of the 2016 Black Diamond scholarship I would like to express gratitude to the AMGA and Black Diamond Equipment for assisting me with continuing education in the mountain guiding profession.  For years BD has been dominating the climbing industry in North America.  Often times, people tend to revolt against the large companies […]