Boulder, Colo. (March 29, 2018) – Since 1979, the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) has set the standard for guiding in the United States. AMGA Certification requires completing the alpine, ski and rock disciplines. However, after spending more time at the IFMGA meetings and collaborating with our foreign counterparts, the organization looks to fill a void of its current curriculum by adding a discipline.
“We realized we are missing one critical component of our curriculum that the Europeans have expertly mastered,” explained AMGA Technical Director Dale Remsberg.
The new discipline won’t add significant time to the overall progression of the MG Program, and should be completed in six months to one year. However, the prerequisites are extensive as AMGA is dedicated to teaching the correct fundamentals. For more details about this new discipline, the AMGA will be making a formal announcement on their social media channels next week.
AMGA has over 4,000 members and offers hundreds of programs per year, which includes: internationally recognized Mountain Programs. Founded by lifelong climbers and skiers who wanted to provide mountain guides with the tools and connections necessary to boost their careers, AMGA has spent the last 30 years setting standards for proper American guiding instruction and organizing a unified community of guides.
About the AMGA:
The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that inspires and supports a culture of American mountain craft. As the leading organization of America’s most vibrant, inspiring community of climbers and skiers, the AMGA offers cutting edge knowledge and hundreds of years of collective experience that you won’t get from any other climbing organization. AMGA guides and staff are the experts in the business of being a guide. The AMGA spent 30 years setting standards for American guiding, protecting the guiding environment, and organizing a powerful, unified community of climbers and skiers. And will spend the next 30 supporting future generations of guides and clients.