SAVE the DATE – 2016 AMGA Annual Meeting

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.

How to Set Up a Non-Emergency Shelter

If you’re touring in the backcountry this spring, create the best bivouac shelter with these tips from AMGA Guide Mike Soucy & Brooks Range.


LINK to article: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction work holds the lowest percentage of female representation among surveyed occupations, comprising roughly nine percent. The second lowest? Ski guiding. That’s according to Jane Anderson, Logistics Coordinator with the American Mountain Guides Association, who notes that women comprise just 11 percent of ski-guiding […]

Tools for Orienteering in the Backcountry

AMGA Guide, Eric Whewell shows you the BrooksRange tools you need for field tour planning and observations in the backcountry.

Recall for Inspection: Via Ferrata Lanyards, Index Ascenders, Camalot™ & Camalot™ Ultralights

For more information please go to Black Diamond’s website.

La Sportiva Tara – reviewed by Lindsay Fixmer

In what terrain and under what conditions have I not used this puff? For the past two months I’ve lived in the La Sportiva Tara as my outermost layer. Donning this piece at multi-pitch ice belays, the sport crag, around the campfire playing guitar, and camp at 12,000ft in -8 degree frigid temps and rough […]

Dynafit Chugach Ski – reviewed by Geoff Unger

The Dynafit Chugach hits the mark. Over the past decade or so I’ve tried a number of different Dynafit ski models. For the most part I have found a lack of downhill performance. While the weight savings and uphill ability of the of the skis was great the downhill aspect left something to by desired. […]

We Can Be Both: Mothers at Work, A message from our Friends at Patagonia

Every day in America, women return to work after the birth of a child to find an unsupportive environment lacking on-site child care, lactation programs and paid medical leave. No wonder there is an alarming lack of women in positions of leadership, board rooms and public office. Women will never be able to effectively “lean […]

How to Use an Emergency Rescue Sled

When an emergency strikes, knowing how to use your gear is essential. AMGA Guide Mike Soucy shows you how to perform an independent evacuation with the help of our friends from Brooks Range Mountaineering Equipment.

Alan Rousseau – 2016 Recipient of the Doug Parker & Roger Baxter-Jones Memorial Scholarship

This past August I received a phone call explaining I had been chosen for the Doug Parker & Roger Baxter-Jones Memorial Scholarship for my Ski Guide Exam. I was incredibly touched that I’d been chosen to preserve the memory of these two men. Speaking with Richard on the phone, through a spotty connection, it was […]