The Secret Weapon – DPS Wailer 112 Ski review

I’m definitely not a believer in the one ski quiver.  I own a lot of skis  – several pairs of skis that are over 120 under-foot (one with lightweight touring bindings and one with beefy alpine bindings), several pairs in the 110-range and one pair in the 100-range for the spring.  I don’t know if […]

Meet Mike Soucy

Having self control can be overrated sometimes – just ask Mike Soucy    

Meet Kevin Shon

Rambunctious but well intending, hyper active / a streak of light coming across the room … meet Kevin Shon  

Uphill Athlete’s 6 Core Principles of Endurance Training

Uphill Athlete’s 6 Core Principles of Endurance Training By American Mountain Guide/IFMGA Guide and Uphill Athlete co-founder Steve House Guiding can be a physical job. And from the perspective of a coach, it is very hard to schedule proper training around a guide’s work schedule because the work itself is unpredictable. A day in the […]

An Afghan Woman’s Ascent of Noshaq: A Conversation with Emilie Drinkwater

Angela Hawse:  You’ve recently returned from Afghanistan where you were instrumental in the success of the first Afghan woman’s ascent of the country’s highest peak. I know you’ve been involved in training these women for several years since their beginnings. This story is phenomenal and that you were able to go from teaching them how to […]

Meet Steve Banks

Sounds like the perfect childhood to us Steve Banks. 

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 […]

Part 11 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Rappelling: Throwing Ropes

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the eleventh installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Rappelling: Throwing Ropes with AMGA Instructor Team Member Jeff Ward—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To watch […]

AMGA Partner Athlete Profile: Donny Roth, with Dynafit

The AMGA is excited to announce a new blog series, to run for the rest of 2015, featuring Q & As with AMGA guides, instructors, and members who are integral members of our corporate sponsors’ athlete teams—men and women who are delivering both in the guiding world and as ambassadors for their brands and chosen outdoor sport(s). There […]