Photos & text by Jes Meiris, Assistant Rock Guide & Millet Scholarship Recipient My deepest thanks to Millet for making my Advanced Rock Guide Course (ARGC) a possibility! Throughout the ten-day course, I had the opportunity to meet eight other aspiring AMGA guides and three instructors, all of whom contributed their own background into our […]
THANK YOU MILLET for your financial generosity in supporting my journey deeper into the world of rock guiding. It is a fun journey full of learning, believing and little accomplishments that add up to be something pretty amazing. I was introduced to rock climbing over 20 years ago and every since then I have been […]
Derek Debruin received the Mountain Hardwear Scholarship, which paid for his Rock Guide Course/AE I watched the end of the green rope where it dangled a few feet below us. It moved in steady jolts away from us, heading down the wall, sometimes spasmodically, sometimes slithering. As it jumped and whipped along the rock, it […]
Lyra Pierroti, the 2012 Julie Cheney Culberson Educational Fund recipient, sent us photos from her Rock Exam.
In 2012, I was the fortunate recipient of the Walker Family Foundation Scholarship, which made it possible for me to attend the AMGA Rock Guide Course and Aspirant Exam in Red Rocks, Nevada that took place October 2-11, 2012. As a working guide with over 15 years of work experience leading groups in the outdoors […]
By Emilie Drinkwater, the 2012 Patagonia Woman’s Scholarship recipient Two winters ago I found myself slightly off-route and desperately run-out on a rime covered rock face not far below the summit of New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington. I glanced down at my two clients, huddled together while wind and icy sleet pellets blasted them from above. […]
By Cliff Agocs, the 2012 Marmot Scholarship recipient The pressure was on after receiving the Marmot scholarship. It wasn’t about my money anymore. Now it was about my reputation. If I fail, I reasoned, they’ll never give me another scholarship. I practiced rock-rescue all winter long. My climbing partners grew suspicious every time I suggested […]
The Rock Guide Course (and Aspirant Exam) is an intense 10-day training offered by the American Mountain Guides Association. This is a video of my experience of the course, which was made available by the Craig Luebben Memorial Scholarship.