Monthly Archives: March 2012

American Mountain Guides Association Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant Exam Joffre Shoulder Tour Day

Today was a tour day, and what a tour it was!  At our morning guide meeting we immediately ruled out touring out of bounds at Whistler and Blackcomb ski areas.  This was due to the patrol doing avalanche control on … Continue reading

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American Mountain Guides Association Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant Exam Crevasse Rescue Day

Today was day three of the AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant exam. The past two days have been extremely busy! Yesterday began with a short car ride to our “crevasse” reduce site.  With a 4 meter plus snowpack, … Continue reading

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AMGA SMGC/AE Rescue Practice

Part of the SMGC/AE is a rescue exam.  There are several components to this aspirant rescue exam and today Michael Arnold a climbing and ski guide from Climbing Life Guides, Thor Husted a U.S. guide based in Chamonix France, and … Continue reading

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AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant Exam

KMG attempts to bring the highest level of customer service, the safest trips available, and the latest in guiding techniques to our customers.  In an effort to do this, KMG guides choose to go through rigorous training courses and examinations … Continue reading

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The Five Winter Essentials

So what’s the point of giving a great tip at the end of winter? Because now is when everything is on sale!  Go stock up your winter kit for next year with some stylish new equipment!  So, you know three … Continue reading

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