AMGA Awards and Celebration 2023

Wednesday November 15, 2023

Rayback Collective
2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Rayback Collective in beautiful Boulder, Colorado! Our Annual Celebration is finally here, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. Whether you’re a long-time member or new to the AMGA community, this event is for everyone. Come and enjoy the company of fellow climbers, outdoor enthusiasts, and industry professionals. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to connect, share stories, and make lasting memories. See you there!

AMGA Awards & Celebration Sponsored by Petzl

November 15, 2023 | 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm at The Rayback in Boulder, CO

  • Social hour: connect with AMGA members, visit AMGA partner tables, have a beverage and enjoy some social time
  • Awards Celebration: recognition of 2023 Award Winners (Guide of the Year, Educator of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, President’s Award)
  • IFMGA Graduate Ceremony: celebrate the 2023 AMGA/IFMGA graduates
  • Slideshow Presentation with Alan Rousseau: get inspired by AMGA/IFMGA guide Alan Rousseau’s recent accomplishments in alpinism
What else is included in your ticket?  (space is limited so register early)
  • 2 free drink tickets
  • 1 free raffle ticket
  • 1 goodie bag (Yeti Mug, GORE-TEX Wash and Care kit, etc..)
  • 1 entry to Black Diamond pre-celebration event: Tuesday, November 14th at the BD store in Boulder

If you have questions, please email [email protected] or call 303.271.0984.

Lodging options:

Pre-Celebration Events

AMGA Happy Hour at Black Diamond Equipment

November 14, 2023 | 6:30 – 10:00 pm

  • Meet and mingle with fellow AMGA members
  • Food and drinks will be provided
  • Held at the Black Diamond Store on Pearl Street in Boulder

The Annual Meeting of the AMGA Board of Directors

November 15, 2023 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at the AMGA National Office

  • Open to AMGA members, limited in-person seating available
  • Zoom link for virtual attendance coming soon

Post-Celebration Events

Hybrid WFR Recertification Course for Guides

What: A hybrid WFR recertification course for guides taught by Alan Oram, D.O. / IFMGA Mountain Guide / Medical Advisor to the AMGA. This WFR recertification is tailored to working guides and will focus on issues, skills, and problems that guides commonly deal with when working in mountain environments.

When / Where: November 17-18, 2023 in Boulder County, CO (exact location TBA soon)

Cost: $280.00

More information and registration details here.