Posts tagged "Ski Mountaineering Guides Exam"

Spring Training

Spring is the season for ski guides training for upcoming AMGA Ski Mountaineering Courses and Exams. I’ve been getting in touch and helping out fellow guides with advice for how to really maximize their instructional experiences while avoiding excessive MARGINAL scores. As temperatures climb here in the Elk Mountains, stability is quite good, even Very...

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...