Part 7 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Belaying: Assist from Above

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the seventh installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Belaying: Assist from Above with AMGA Instructor Team Member Margaret Wheeler—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To watch […]

Part 6 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Clove Hitch: Handshake Method

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the sixth installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Clove Hitch: Handshake Method with AMGA Instructor Team Member Jeff Ward—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To watch […]

Backcountry Access BC Link Radio Review by Mike Soucy

Mike Soucy, IFMGA Licensed Mountain Guide, reviews the Backcountry Access BC Link radio. This March, in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, on the AMGA Ski Guides’ Course, I tested the Backcountry Access BC Link radio ($150). These radios were used for backcountry ski guiding, but I’d also use them for mechanized ski guiding, and […]

Part 4 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Anchors: Two Slings & Three Pieces

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the fourth installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Anchors: Two Slings & Three Pieces, with IFMGA Guide/AMGA Instructor Guide Angela Hawse—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! […]

Arc’teryx Scholarship Recipient Eric Haskell

Recipient of the 2015 Arc’teryx Scholarship Eric Haskell shares his experience on his AMGA Ski Guide Course in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado. How many people are truly inspired by their work and have the opportunity to inspire others through their work? How many people can say they have the greatest job in the world? I feel […]

Part 3 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Rigging a Rappel

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the third installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Rigging a Rappel, with AMGA Instructor Team member Jeff Ward—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To watch […]

Part 2 in the OR/AMGA Climbing Fundamentals Video Series: Cleaning Top Rope Anchors

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the second installment in our 12-part Climbing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing 12 principal climbing skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Cleaning Top Rope Anchors, with AMGA Instructor Team member Margaret Wheeler—enjoy the video, put it into practice, and safe and happy climbing out there! To […]

Joey Thompson: Doug Parker & Roger Baxter-Jones Memorial Scholarship

Joey Thompson has guided full time since 2002, the year he took his first AMGA course. In March 2011, he became a licensed mountain guide in the United States. On March 2, 2014, with financial assistance from the AMGA’s Doug Parker & Roger Baxter Jones Memorial Scholarship, he became an American Mountain Guide/IFMGA Guide. He […]

Mike Hattrup Scholarship Recipient on the Benefits of Mentorship

By Chris Marshall, recipient of the Mike Hattrup Scholarship Throughout my career and progression to become a ski guide, avalanche forecaster, and educator, mentorship has played a crucial role in my development. I find myself seeking out mentors to pick discuss, techniques, and personal experiences, ultimately wishing to identify with, and emulate those that I […]

Donny Roth Reflects on taking his Ski Mountaineering Exam

This is Donny Roth’s Chad Vander Ham Memorial Fund video application, which paid for his AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide Exam during the winter 2014. Footage courtesy of Sweetgrass Productions, Darcy Turenne — and some of Donny’s own. This video was shot on location at Golden Alpine Holidays in British Columbia, near Haines, Alaska, and various […]