Jim Williams leads trips and expeditions around the world, from South American to Antarctica. A former board member for the AMGA, he was the first guide to successful lead people up all the Seven Summits in one year. Learn more in this video!
What’s it like to take an American Mountain Guides Association Rock Guide Course and Aspirant Exam? This might give you some perspective. The course and exam are typically held at Red Rock National Conservation Area, Nevada.
Performing a pick off during an AMGA SPI exam. This was a contract course through the American Alpine Institute, with Jason Martin being the instructor for the course. The course was held at Mt. Erie, near Anacortes in Northwest Washington.
At the 2008 AMGA Annual Guide’s Olympics: strange things happen when guides from all over the country get together for a few days of the AMGA’s Annual Meeting.
AMGA crevasse rescue drill at the AMGA alpine exam, Mt. Baker, Wash.
Adam Fox of Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School demonstrates a safe and effective belay escape.
In March of 2012, Derek DeBruin of Peregrine Climbing Guides completed the American Mountain Guides Association Rock Instructor Exam in Joshua Tree, California. This is a short film about the exam.