Posted on March 3, 2013
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 […]
Category: Video Tags:
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 […]
Posted on February 25, 2013
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!
Posted on February 20, 2013
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.
Posted on February 14, 2013
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.
Posted on February 13, 2013
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.
Posted on February 5, 2013
AMGA crevasse rescue drill at the AMGA alpine exam, Mt. Baker, Wash.
Posted on January 26, 2013