Climbers are an irreverent bunch. Organizing them is about as easy as picking up scattered marbles with chopsticks. Extraordinarily, the AMGA has successfully implemented its vision of standardizing the guiding profession across America’s vast and wild climbing and ski mountaineering community. How did we do it? We are and have always been the experts in the business of being a guide. And, our focus from the beginning has been on serving and representing you—our members.
By becoming an AMGA member, you are joining a team of guides who share similar professional goals. As an organization, the collective voice of your profession is strengthened and the momentum of your craft accelerated. Clients, land managers, and outdoor industry leaders look to the AMGA for excellence, support, and viable solutions. By joining the AMGA, you become a part of the future of guiding.
Become part of the American Mountain Guides Association in one of two ways:
Become a Professional Member, and take your first step toward being an important part of the guiding, climbing, and skiing community. This membership opens the door to a plethora of educational and networking opportunities. It also allows aspiring guides to take those next crucial steps toward becoming full-fledged guides. Network with like-minded individuals, and start the training process toward becoming a certified climbing instructor or guide!
All Professional Members pay an annual fee. If you hold a certification through the AMGA, there will be an additional fee for your highest level of certification. Find the Table of Membership and Certification Fees here. These ensure that your AMGA certification is valid and gives you the ability to use and access the respective affiliate trademarks and logos.
Become a Professional Member here!
Support the only organization that has spent the last 30 years inspiring and supporting a culture of American mountain craft. The Supporter contribution is 100% tax-deductible and begins with a minimum $40 donation. Any donation of $50 or more includes our biannual GUIDE Bulletin publication. Receive monthly e-newsletters and updates on the guiding profession and the AMGA. Your support is instrumental in accomplishing the mission of the AMGA and bringing awareness to professional guiding in the US.
Become a Supporter Member if:
**NOTE: Certifications and training levels are not valid at a supporter level. Supporter members are not eligible to vote in AMGA elections, even with prior eligibility to vote with the appropriate training and certification levels.
Become a Supporter Member here!
Increase the value and prestige of your company through Accreditation. We only accredit guiding companies, schools, and programs that meet or exceed the high operational standards required during an extensive safety and business review. We advocate for your organization, and we ensure prospective clients and guides know about your unquestionable excellence. Become accredited today!