A Q&A with Alpine Mentorship Attendee, Zack Novak

1) What does “mentorship” mean to you? Has this definition changed as the result of attending the camp? Mentorship to me is the core of how mountain craft has been passed down over generations. First as Climbers and later as guides, we identify the people that we want to learn from and through a medley […]

Flashback: 2018 Eddie Bauer Rock Mentorship

On September 10 – 11 of 2018, with generous support of Eddie Bauer, the AMGA ran it’s annual Rock Discipline Mentorship Camp. This is a low ratio (2:1) training opportunity for members to learn from a local AMGA Instructor Team Member as well as a peer moving through the Rock Program.  Mentorship Camps provide AMGA members […]

2017 Eddie Bauer/AMGA Rock Discipline Mentorship Camp | Cody Bradford

On September 6-7 of 2017, the AMGA, in partnership with Eddie Bauer, ran the 2017 Rock Discipline Mentorship Camp. This two-day annual event consists of low ratio (2:1) rock discipline specific training with local AMGA Instructor Team Member(s). Mentorship Camps provide opportunities for AMGA members to further their skill sets and help prepare for their next AMGA course or exam. […]

2017 Eddie Bauer/AMGA Rock Discipline Mentorship Camp | Casey Graham

On September 6-7 of 2017, the AMGA, in partnership with Eddie Bauer, ran the 2017 Rock Discipline Mentorship Camp. This two-day annual event consists of low ratio (2:1) rock discipline specific training with local AMGA Instructor Team Member(s). Mentorship Camps provide opportunities for AMGA members to further their skill sets and help prepare for their next AMGA course […]

2017 Casio America Scholarship | Add Kongsingh

I would like to sincerely thank CASIO America for the scholarship that made the 2017 AMGA Rock Guide Course possible for me. There are no words to express how fortunate I am for this opportunity. I am also very grateful to the awesome instructors who ran this incredible course, Dale Remsberg, Joey Thompson, and Ian […]

2017 Young Aspiring Guide Scholarship | Sarah Newsome

Hello, This is Sarah Newsome, I am currently a splitboard guide and a AIARE instructor in Lake Tahoe during the winters, and a whitewater guide during the summers.  My husband and I also own, run and operate a large blueberry farm in Pennsylvania.  The bushes go dormant during the winter, so farming works perfectly with […]

2017 Gore-Tex Scholarship | TJ Ciotti

“Find what you love to do and figure out a way to get paid for it.” These are words from my high school science teacher – who is responsible for teaching me to climb – that have shaped and influenced the direction of my career. It’s been half a decade since my first AMGA course […]

2017 Dynafit Scholarship | Jake Gaventa

Dynafit Scholarship testimonial American Mountains Guides Association ASGC/AE April 2017 By Jake Gaventa Skiing is fun. I didn’t grow up with snow as I originate from the hills and hollers of east Tennessee. With the forecast of snow, school would be canceled and if the storm did not validate, we used our sleds on wet […]

2017 Adidas Scholarship Recipient | Nate Emerson

This spring I had the opportunity to take the Advanced Ski Guides Course and Aspirant Exam in Valdez, Alaska. As a career mountain guide, each step in the AMGA Mountain Guide program provides me with increasing guiding acumen and greater benefit for my clientele. I am grateful to be the recipient of the 2017 Adidas […]

2017 Mountain Hardwear Scholarship | Zach Lovell

I first heard of the AMGA from an American Mountain Guide in Chamonix, France. To be more specific, I met him in the Gouter Hut, after I clumsily knocked his boots over in the dimly lit entryway. I asked about the patches he was brandishing on his jacket and he happily fulfilled my curiosity, “This […]