AMGA Ski Mountaineering Exam 2010

Filmed and Edited by Angela Hawse in the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains of Alaska. Music “Live your Life” by T.I. I was the recipient of the 2010 Marmot Scholarship for my Ski Mountaineering Guide Exam, which is my last exam towards full IFMGA Mountain Guide Certification. Achieving this will make me the 6th woman in […]

Colorado Mountain School Guides Climb The Diamond on Long’s Peak, Colorado

On June 29, 2012, five guides from the Colorado Mountain School went up to climb The Casual Route on the Diamond of Long’s Peak, CO. Here is a video of the day – great views, a good climb.

AMGA Rock Guide Course – April 2012 – Mike Lewis

The Rock Guide Course (and Aspirant Exam) is an intense 10-day training offered by the American Mountain Guides Association. This is a video of my experience of the course, which was made available by the Craig Luebben Memorial Scholarship.

Inspiring! AMGA Chad Vander Ham scholarship Video Application by Silas Rossi

This is Silas Rossi’s video submission for the 2011 AMGA Chad Vander Ham scholarship. Silas spends 250 days per year guiding in the mountains. “Working in the mountains is what I’m passionate about,” he says. He received a scholarship to take his Ski Mountaineering Guide Exam in Canada in 2011. This exam was his final […]

Scenes from a Rock Guide Exam with Jesse Williams

Scenes from the last two days of an AMGA Rock Guide’s Exam in Red Rocks–outside of Las Vegas, October 2011.

2010 AMGA Alpine Guides Course in Rocky Mountain National Park

A very short video…

Advanced Alpine Guide Course and Aspirant Exam

Advanced Alpine Guide Course and Aspirant Exam, North Cascades, with Colorado Mountain School Senior Guide Joey Thompson.

Sweet Pics and Footage of Skiing in Alaska

The AMGA got some pretty sweet powder and ski footage during the Ski Mountaineering Course & Aspirant Exam in Girdwood/Hatcher Pass, Alaska in April 2011.

Snow Pit Basics w/ IFMGA Guide Evan Stevens

According to IFMGA/AMGA Guide Evan Stevens: “Knowing how to use tools and interpret finding is key to understanding snow pack and making good decisions for safe travel through avalanche terrain.” Watch this video and learn the basics of digging a good snow pit and performing a compression test.

Steep Ice Movement at the AMGA Alpine Exam, Mt. Baker

Mike B. climbing a short, steep serac for the ice movement assessment on the AMGA Alpine Guide Exam (Sep. ’10). The final bulge is overhanging and steeper than it looks!