Wrapping up Issue #3 (Spring/Summer) of the Guide Bulletin
Erica Engle guiding the Torment-Forbidden Traverse (from Mt. Torment to Mt. Forbidden, the North Cascades)
We’re just a few weeks away from wrapping up the next issue of the GUIDE Bulletin! This issue’s theme is The Guiding Life (yes, the name of our blog). Our authors discuss their paths to guiding, what the guiding life is like, and much more. Watch out for some seriously awesome articles, including:
- A photo feature highlighting 20 guides, with stunning black & white photos by Board Member Karsten Delap.
- “Making it Work: Finding a path to sustainability in the guiding life,” by Adam Fisher. Fisher talked with 10 guides about their paths to guiding, how they got a foot in the door, the hard times they experienced, doors that opened to them as they got further along on the AMGA path, and finally finding their place in the profession.
- Our The Guiding Life piece, “Potholders,” by Nina Hance, which is about growing up in and following her folks’ footsteps by working for a guide service in the Chugach Mountains.
- A reflective piece
- Unroped, our featured scholarship recipient. This year’s Brooks-Range Winner Aaron Richards talks about how and why he started guiding and the value of the AMGA scholarship.
- Plus our Guide Beta by Technical Director Dale Remsberg, a feature by Erica Engle on the perspective of being a female guide, news about the latest Pin recipients (Joey Thompson and Chris Wright), a piece about Mark Allen’s nomination for the Piolet d’Or, and an editorial by Executive Director Betsy Winter on the major changes in AMGA nomenclature.