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    AMERICAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES ASSOCIATION

    PROUD SPONSOR OF THE AMERICAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES ASSOCIATION

    We are proud to support the mission of the American Mountain Guides Association:

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

     

    ABOUT AMGA

    The AMGA’s founders were climbers and skiers with a deep commitment to and understanding of outdoor culture. They realized the soul of these sports didn’t have to be compromised by organization. Organization could instead serve to bring the community together in a revolutionary way. It could provide mountain guides with resources, services, and credentials to boost their careers, but also with connections to each other and to the larger community of guides and clients across the country and around the globe.

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    ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP

    From April 2022: "Climbing season is upon us, so there is no better time to tell you a bit about one of our favorite organizations. The mission of the American Mountain Guides Association's (AMGA) mission is simple: To be the leader in education, standards, and advocacy for professional guides and climbing instructors. We are proud of our 15-year history of supporting that mission through our sponsorship of the important work done by the AMGA and their 4,000+ members." 

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    Tech Tip Video Series

    This year, we partnered with AMGA on the next evolution of their Tech Tip Video Series: The Mountain Skills Series. For the first time since starting this series of educational videos for recreational climbers over a decade ago, they are focusing on non-glaciated alpine terrain. Skills include when and how to use Kiwi Coils, Hip Belays, Terrain Belays, Munter Hitches, Snow Belays and more.

    New video tips will be posted weekly through the end of October at @amga1979 and @goretexna on Instagram. 

    Check out previous videos below.

    HIP BELAY

    A thorough lesson on the application and mechanics of the hip belay.

    HOW TO KIWI COIL

    A lesson on why and how to shorten the rope in alpine terrain.

    SEATED SNOW BELAY

    How to build and evaluate a seated bucket snow belay

    MICRO TRAXION BELAYS

    This is a public service announcement to keep Micro Traxion Belays to low loads scenarios.

    PASSING A KNOT THROUGH A MUNTER

    When and how to pass a flat overhand knot through a munter on low angle terrain.

    STAY CONNECTED

    To see new tech tips each week and more, follow AMGA on Instagram.

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