John T. Young, Recipient of the 2015 Five Ten Scholarship

I have always loved being outdoors, exploring, getting muddy, crawling over and under things. Often when I would find a spectacular place or awe-inspiring view, I would drag a friend or family member along to share it. Not every outing was a success. Not every friend I dragged up a mountain or down a ravine was […]

What it takes: the Alpine Guide Course, 1st in the Alpine Discipline

By Andy Hansen, recipient of the Five Ten Scholarship Last month I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the AMGA’s Alpine Guide Course in Boulder, Colorado. I was also fortunate enough to have been awarded a Five Ten Scholarship, which partially funded the course. The course is the first in the Alpine discipline […]

Tino Villaneuva, the Advanced Ski Guide Exam, & the Five Ten scholarship

Tino Villanueva won the partial tuition Five Ten Randal Grandstaff Memorial scholarship. Over the course of this winter, I spent the months leading up to the Alpine Guide Course heli-ski guiding and preparing for the Advanced Ski Guide Course and Aspirant Exam. I was nervous about my first exam in the AMGA certification process, and spent […]