Posted on May 31, 2016
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides is looking for guides for the 2016 summer season. Applicants must be 21 years old and will need: AMGA certification in the Alpine or Rock disciplines, or applicable AMGA course work Current WFR, OEC, or EMT as well as current CPR certifications Documented climbing and mountaineering skills with documented experience in […]
Posted on May 27, 2016
This Ski Guide Exam was my last step in the process of becoming an AMGA Certified Mountain Guide. This was a process that started twelve years ago in a cold New Hampshire November when I took my Rock Instructor Course with Marc Chauvin. Back then I was rock guiding during the summer at Smith Rock, […]
Posted on May 26, 2016
A month ago I had never been to Southern California. To Joshua Tree. To the Wonderland of Rocks. In the flaring, insecure chimney of “Right On.” On the unlikely, hollow crimps of “Walk on the Wild Side.” On the inspiring, exposed “Southwest Arête.” Just a month ago I was anxiously awaiting an AMGA Rock Guide […]
Posted on May 19, 2016
We are kicking off our 2016 Round Table Tour in Bend, Oregon. In partnership with Arc’teryx, this meeting will be unique in that stakeholders from all facets of the guiding/outdoor industry will be present to engage in a broader discussion about the U.S. permitting process and the common challenges we all face as commercial operators on our public lands. […]
Posted on May 11, 2016
This past February Irwin Guides hosted the American Mountain Guides Association Ski Guide Course (SGC) in Crested Butte, Colorado. The SCG is the longest course offered by the AMGA. The twelve days were packed with instruction and long ski tours in the Elk Mountains exceeding 4000’ in vertical elevation. It was imperative for me to […]
Posted on May 11, 2016
After letting go of the “How” I became enthralled with the “When” related to trainings and certifications with the AMGA. I have turned a corner and realized I am here for my own development as a guide and as a person. I am not here to fulfill requirements for land management red tape, job applications […]
Posted on May 5, 2016
Over the course of my professional career in guiding and instructing in the outdoor industry, I have been a part of countless trainings, certification courses, and continuing education programs. Few, however, have compared to the quality and professionalism I have seen in the AMGA courses and exams I have taken. This winter, I found myself […]
Posted on May 4, 2016
If you’re a minimalist, a bivy sack will significantly improve your camping trips. Here’s why from AMGA & BrooksRange.
Posted on April 28, 2016
We are excited to announce the 2016 AMGA Annual Meeting is heading back to the Petzl Technical Institute this October 27-29th. This year aims to be bigger (with clinics on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday), better, and with focus on technical training. More details to come soon.
Posted on April 27, 2016
If you’re touring in the backcountry this spring, create the best bivouac shelter with these tips from AMGA Guide Mike Soucy & Brooks Range.