AMGA Guide Jim Williams Talks About the Risk – Reward Equation

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!

American Mountain Guides Association Rock Guide Course and Aspirant Exam

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.

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.

Fun at the AMGA Guide’s Olympics–Annual Meeting

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.

Crevasse Rescue Drill AMGA Alpine Exam 2010 North Cascades.mp4

AMGA crevasse rescue drill at the AMGA alpine exam, Mt. Baker, Wash.

Guides Tip: Belay Escape. Location: Joshua Tree, California

Adam Fox of Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School demonstrates a safe and effective belay escape.

The Rock Instructor Exam

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.

Mike Austin’s Passion for Skiing