Micah Lewkowitz, Recipient of the 2015 Walker Family Foundation Scholarship

professionalism prəәˈfeSHəәnlˌizəәm/ (noun) the competence or skill, good judgment, and polite behavior expected of an expert in their field. I started guiding in 2006 for a small company based in Western Massachusetts, mostly toproping and backpacking trips along the Appalachian Trail. By 2008, I began guiding in the glaciated mountains outside Haines, Alaska. I remember, […]

AMGA PARTNER ATHLETE PROFILE: ANGELA HAWSE, WITH MARMOT, DYNAFIT, STERLING ROPE, JULBO, AND SCARPA

The AMGA is excited to announce a blog series, running through 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 is and always has been much overlap between […]

John T. Young, Recipient of the 2015 Five Ten Scholarship

I have always loved being outdoors, exploring, getting muddy, crawling over and under things. Often when I would find a spectacular place or awe-inspiring view, I would drag a friend or family member along to share it. Not every outing was a success. Not every friend I dragged up a mountain or down a ravine was […]

Dave Ahrens, Recipient of the 2015 Five Ten/Randal Grandstaff Memorial Scholarship

2015 Five Ten/Randal Grandstaff Scholarship Video - Dave Ahrens from American Mountain Guides Assoc on Vimeo.

Dave Ahrens received the 2015 Five Ten/Randal Grandstaff Scholarship for his AMGA Advanced Ski Guide Course/Aspirant Exam this winter. Check out his video to see what the program is all about!

I would like to extend a huge thanks to Five Ten and the Randal Grandstaff Memorial Scholarship. Though this was a ski course, I also have a deep love for rock climbing, and though I never met Randal I know we shared a passion for rock climbing and introducing people to these passions we hold so high. […]

AMGA Partner Athlete Profile: Kel Rossiter with Mammut

The AMGA is excited to announce our blog series, running through 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 is and always has been much overlap between mountain […]

Adventure Spirit Rock+Ice+Alpine Experiences Hiring

We are seeking a motivated, organized, and skilled guide for the winter season. Excellent communication skills—both with clients and with the office—are a must. Employment opportunities range from part-time to ¾ time. Experience with the range of Northeastern ice climbing venues is a must, as is SPI certification. Preference given to those with Ice Instructor […]

Certified Rock Guide Lindsay Fixmer Reviews the Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

At first glance I thought it odd that Camp Chef’s Everest 2 Burner Stove was named after the highest mountain in the world, since it’s a big, double-burner stove clearly created for car camping. I wouldn’t exactly take the 12-pound Camp Chef Everest on a mountain—no one would. But, as I soon learned upon using the Everest, the […]

Miranda Oakley, Recipient of the 2015 Julia Cheney Culberson Educational Fund

When I first arrived in Yosemite almost ten years ago, I knew that it would be a part of my life forever. I arrived with less than $50 in my bank account and had simple dreams of getting a job washing dishes and climbing just high enough to see above the trees. As a young girl […]

2015 Adventure Film Festival

Tickets for the premiere of the 11th annual Adventure Film Festival on September 12-13 are now on sale!   Get ready to awaken your senses while exploring the beautiful mysteries of our universe through the craftsmanship of storytellers, artists, extreme athletes and adventurers.     BUY NOW: http://www.bouldertheater.com/event/adventure-film-festival Here’s a taste of our thrilling lineup:  BOULDER […]

AMGA Rock Guide Lindsay Fixmer Tests the Patagonia Cragsmith Pack 35L

 The Patagonia Cragsmith Pack 35L, intended as the ideal sport climber’s pack, is so much more. Aside from an overnight in which I needed a larger-volume pack, there hasn’t been an outing in which I haven’t used this pack since its arrival in early June. This perfectly sized pack quickly became my day climbing and […]