Who We Are

Our Mission

To be the leader in education, standards, and advocacy for professional guides and climbing instructors.  

Our Vision

We support our members in providing the public with exceptional climbing and skiing experiences and instruction by:

  • Advancing membership support, unity, and career sustainability
  • Building a diverse and inclusive professional culture
  • Protecting the public interest by advocating for high standards of risk management
  • Serving as the American member of the IFMGA
  • Advocating for facilitated access to public lands
  • Promoting strong stewardship of our natural resources
  • Providing internationally recognized certification and training
  • Supporting our network of accredited business partners
  • Upholding our Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct and Ethics

See the AMGA Strategic Plan