AMGA Partners with Avatech to help bring new technology to the guiding community

BOULDER, Colorado (July 6, 2015) – The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), an educational non-profit dedicated to supporting the American mountain guiding community, partners with Avatech, a technology company developing the first ever global, crowdsourced platform for mountain safety information and that is a key technical and supporting partner for 2015-16. “Managing the inherent risks […]

AMGA PARTNER ATHLETE PROFILE: EMILIE DRINKWATER, WITH OUTDOOR RESEARCH

The AMGA is excited to announce a new blog series, to run for the rest of 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 […]

Julbo Universe Zebra Goggle review

AMGA tester team member, Dylan Taylor, tests the Julbo Universe Zebra Google For what types of guiding activities and terrain would you use and have you used this product? I wore the Julbo “Universe Zebra” goggles on a number of ski touring days in British Colombia, Colorado, and in the French Alps this spring. I wore them […]

Part 12 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Belay from Above

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the twelfth installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Belay from Above with AMGA Instructor Team Member Margaret Wheeler—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To watch the […]

AMGA PARTNER ATHLETE PROFILE: Erin Smart, with Mammut

The AMGA is excited to announce a new blog series, to run for the rest of 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 […]

Part 11 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Rappelling: Throwing Ropes

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the eleventh installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Rappelling: Throwing Ropes with AMGA Instructor Team Member Jeff Ward—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To watch […]

AMGA Partner Athlete Profile: Donny Roth, with Dynafit

The AMGA is excited to announce a new blog series, to run for the rest of 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 […]

Part 10 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Anchors: The Quad

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the tenth installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Anchors: The Quad with AMGA Instructor Team Member Jeff Ward—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To watch the […]

AMGA PARTNER ATHLETE PROFILE: CAROLINE GEORGE, WITH EDDIE BAUER AND JULBO

The AMGA is excited to announce a new blog series, to run for the rest of 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 […]

AvaTech SP1 Review

Jonathon Spitzer, American Mountain Guide/IFMGA Guide, reviews AvaTech’s SP1. The 2015 ski season was not the best, as many of us suffered from a lack of snow and not many powder days.  With the lack of snow, this allowed more persistent weak layers to form in our snowpack. Most parts of the Western US still had […]