A very short video…
Advanced Alpine Guide Course and Aspirant Exam, North Cascades, with Colorado Mountain School Senior Guide Joey Thompson.
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.
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.
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!
Footage from an AMGA Alpine Exam in the North Cascades on Mount Shuksan, Colfax Peak, Sherman Peak, Mount Triumph, North Early Winter Spires, and Cutthroat Peak.
AMGA alpine course on the North Ridge of Shuksan during their aspirant exam.
This video was submitted by Jesse Williams, the recipient the 2012 American Mountain Guide Association Chad VanderHam Memorial Scholarship Fund. An AMGA-Certified Alpine and Rock Guide, Jesse co-owns Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides LLC in Keene Valley, New York. He is offering us, “A guide’s eye view of the uniquely scrappy but beautiful backcountry skiing in the […]
Exams are difficult, and being able to have the support of the guiding community helps lift the burden in many ways. It brings about a higher confidence that I believe translates into better performance. When someone believes in you, it becomes a contagious energy that can be easily transferred among peers. That, in turn, helps […]
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!