What’s in my bag – Dale Remsberg

The gear you pack for a day of ice guiding can make or brake your day, or your back. It’s a gear intensive pursuit and with a little planning and preparation you can set yourself up for success. The gear will change from day to day and can vary greatly depending on objective and the […]

Ski Transitions

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the sixth installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Ski Transitions: Learn how to efficiently transition from touring up to skiing down. Internationally certified IFMGA Jeff Ward shows you how in this tech video. Check […]

Buy and Give with Julbo

This season, the AMGA is excited announce that we will be partnering with Julbo Eyewear  to help raise money to provide a brand new scholarship for a guide seeking to finalize his or her quest in becoming an IFMGA. A key component to the success of the AMGA and its aspiring guides are the scholarships provided by outdoor […]

Prepping the Skin Track

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the third installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Prepping the Skin Track: Learn from internationally certified IFMGA mountain guide Margaret Wheeler on how to make the corners of a switchback easier for beginners to use. […]

Black Diamond Carabiner Recall

ELECTRONIC NOISE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR BEACON

Oscilloscope visualization of “random noise” being picked up by a transceiver. The flat-topped signal is from a transmitting beacon, the pointed spikes are from a source of active interference. If you don’t recognize the phrase “electronic noise,” it’s time to get acquainted. This two-word phrase has a big impact on the performance and accuracy of your avalanche […]

AMGA is Hiring a Membership & Social Media Coordinator

Membership and Social Media Coordinator PLEASE NOTE (2/17/16): Due to the extremely high volume of applications, AMGA is no longer accepting new applications for this position. Thank you for your interest. Summary of Position: The Membership and Social Media Coordinator is responsible for the overall management and success of the membership program, managing AMGA’s social media […]

Rounded Turns

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the fourth installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Rounded Turns: Learn from internationally certified IFMGA mountain guide Jeff Ward as he shows an efficient way to make rounded turns while establishing a skin track. Check […]

DALE REMSBERG – King of the Mountains

Dale Remsberg fell in love with the mountains as a kid in the Pacific Northwest. Now, as technical director for the American Mountain Guides Association, they’re his office. “Right from my very first AMGA course, I just knew that to make guiding a career, I had to become an AMGA guide. ”Now certified to guide […]

Inside the DeLorme InReach Explorer – Mike Soucy

The DeLorme InReach Explorer is a great addition to the guides’ toolbox for emergency response and communication. It combines the two-way communication features of the InReach SE with a full GPS navigation and tracking capabilities; providing a multi-functional piece of technology for your pack. All of this in a package that’s about half the size and […]