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 […]

Heel Lifter

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the second installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Heel Lifter: Here are some things to think about when deciding which height to set your heel lifters in while touring. Check out AMGA for more information about hiring […]

New Possible Yosemite Guiding Opportunities

Dear AMGA Members and Friends, Right now, Yosemite National Park is developing a new version of their Wilderness Stewardship Plan, which is the document that directs all activities in 94% of the park, including almost all of the climbing, for the next several decades. The Wilderness Stewardship Plan was last updated in 1989. The plan […]

What’s Weighing You Down

  Ski guiding encompasses a broad spectrum from mechanized guiding to overnight touring even to off-piste ski guiding out of a resort. I adjust my kit based on the type of ski guiding I’m doing, same as you would, if doing a day of top rope climbing versus a long multi-pitch route. For me it […]