AMGA

Great News!

Yesterday morning I got an unexpected phone call from Katie Kelly over at the American Mountain Guides Association informing me that I am the lucky recipient of the 2009 Osprey Scholarship! I’ve got big plans for using this scholarship towards the Advanced Alpine Guide’s Course/Aspirant Exam to be held in Chamonix, France this upcoming summer....

AMGA Ski Mountaineering Exam

I suppose ’tis the season for “What it takes to be a ski guide” blog posts (see IFMGA guide Evan Steven’s great entries here as well as the current issue of The Avalanche Review). I thought I’d milk this for what it’s worth and describe the experience from a candidate’s perspective. I embarked on the process that is ski guide certification...

Congratulations Certified Ski Mountaineering Guides!

I’m back in Crested Butte after the long Alaska winter and an entire month with no web updates and/or blog entries. The AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide Exam was very successful and took every minute of my focus over the last three weeks and I wanted to congratulate all the participants and newly certified guides. This exam...