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 […]

Meet Szu-Ting Yi

She is refined and she is remarkable.  

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 […]

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 […]

SOAR Act Seeks to Improve Access for Guides

The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) today praised Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) for introducing the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR Act) in the U.S. Senate. This bipartisan legislation makes changes to the outfitter and guide permitting systems of the federal land agencies to make permits easier for […]

Meet Kevin Shon

Rambunctious but well intending, hyper active / a streak of light coming across the room … meet Kevin Shon  

Inside the AMGA – An Interview with Petzl

Meet AMGA Partner, Jon Rockefeller, Managing Director at Petzl North America What do you know about our National Office operations? Our new series, inside the AMGA helps shed some light on our work. This month, hear from our partner, Petzl on guiding, and partnership with the AMGA. How is the partnership with the AMGA meaningful […]

The North Face | 2019 Ski Mentorship Camp Report

“I don’t want to spend 30 years figuring something out when I can learn the tricks from someone who has already spent 30 years figuring it out.  If you stack this up a couple generations it may be more like 100 years of tricks.” – Ben Markhart About AMGA Mentorship Camps AMGA Mentorship Camps are […]

Meet Mike Soucy

Having self control can be overrated sometimes – just ask Mike Soucy    

Inside the AMGA | Interview with Jesse Littleton

  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 Mountain Guide Programs Manager, Jesse Littleton How long have you been at the AMGA and what did you do before working here?   I began work with […]