Mammut 2012 Scholarship Recipient Ian Havlick on taking the Advanced Alpine Guide Course

Ian Havlick was the 2013 Mammut Scholarship recipient. Here is the account from his Rock Instructor Course.  In late April 2013, I made the drive from Crested Butte, Colo., in south Central Colorado, to central Oregon and Smith Rock State Park, where the American Mountain Guides Association hosted the entry-level course for the rock and […]

2012 GORE-TEX Scholarship recipient Jesse Williams

I would like to thank Gore-Tex for their support of American mountain guides. I was the fortunate recipient of the 2012 AMGA GORE-TEX® scholarship, which I applied toward the Ski Mountaineering Exam in Roger’s Pass, British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies, Alberta. With a unique blend of Alps-scale terrain, huts and helicopter access, combined with a […]

Patrick Ormond on the Arc’teryx Scholarship & the 2013 Ski Mountaineering Guide Exam

I wasn’t nervous going into this, my final exam. Having been through the Rock and Alpine disciplines, I figured this was old hat and there wasn’t any reason to get nervous. The rock exam had felt easy, but I almost let stress get the better of me on the last day of my alpine exam. […]