Ski Guide Course | New 2020 Application Requirement

What is changing?  In 2020 the SGC application will have a required video submission for ski movement. All applicants to 2020 SGCs and beyond will be required to submit a video as part of the standard application process. Videos will be reviewed by AMGA Ski Instructor Team Members and if the submitted video is below the standard, […]

Inside the AMGA | Interview with Jesse Littleton

  What do you know about our National Office operations? Our new series, inside the AMGA helps shed some light on our work. This month, learn more about our Mountain Guide Programs Manager, Jesse Littleton How long have you been at the AMGA and what did you do before working here?   I began work with […]

The Multi-Pitch Instructor Course & Exam

FAQS: the Multi-Pitch Instructor Course & Exam 2020 programs at the AMGA feature the all-new Multi-Pitch Instructor Course & Exam. The first Multi-Pitch Instructor Course & Exams will be held in Boulder, Colorado and North Conway, NH. Here is what you need to know about the MPI Certification.  Q. What is the difference between becoming an Apprentice Rock Guide, […]

European Professional Card

European Professional Card (EPC) | Update The AMGA Technical Director Dale Remsberg and AMGA President Rob Hess recently traveled to Zermatt, Switzerland for the 50th anniversary of the IFMGA and the fall general assembly. Here is an important update in regard to the European Professional Card (EPC) from the meeting. The EPC allows EU Mountain […]

Beginner’s Mind – Disabled Athletes Take Instructor Course

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By Ed Crothers, AMGA Climbing Instructor Program Director “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” -Shunryu Suzuki Paradox (noun): something absurd or contradictory. The quote from Shunryu Suzuki served as the guiding light for an AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor course recently held in conjunction with members of […]

Update: AMGA Titles for Training & Certification Levels Redefined

By Dale Remsberg While many regions in the United States have seen little precipitation, Colorado experienced one of its wettest falls and is now having one of its best winters in the last decade. We’re enjoying excellent midwinter ice and now finally some deep powder skiing! We’re also experiencing significant changes with the technical branch […]