Denali & Ruth Gorge
American Mountain Guides Association E-Newsletter
Leading The Way
Fall Update
October 2006
Greetings AMGA Members!

Fall is upon us in the Republic of Boulder! The leaves are changing color and we even had a light dusting of snow last week. We've been extremely busy wrapping up the 2006 courses and exams and preparing for the Annual Meeting this week in Bishop. Despite all of that the AMGA Office Staff enjoyed some enjoyable, though chilly, climbing in Eldorado Canyon last weekend.

We've also seen a lot of foot traffic through the office the last couple of weeks due to there being instructors and students in Boulder and surrounding area for courses and exams. It is good to start to put faces to names, so don't hesitate to stop by and say hello if you're in town.

New IFMGA Certified Guides
Seven Candidates Achieved IFMGA Certification in 2006

As we all know, especially those of you pursuing IFMGA Certification, it takes a lot of dedication, money, and time to become an IFMGA guide. Many years filled with hard work, "mild" suffering, time spent away from home, and the joy of being outdoors doing what you love are spent achieving this goal.

This year seven candidates finished there journey and are now IFMGA Certified. The AMGA would like to congratulate John Race, Jon Tierney, Tim Connelly, Dale Remsberg, Margaret Wheeler, Kent McBride, and Jeff Banks as the latest members of the AMGA community to step into the international ranks.

If you have the chance, please take a moment and extend a personal congratulations to these individuals. They've earned it!

2007 Scholarship Info
Deadlines Posted On AMGA Website

The 2007 Scholarship Deadlines are now posted on the AMGA website. Of special interest is the BCA Scholarship available for the last Ski Guide Course of 2006.
The deadline for the BCA Scholarship is October 31st! Get those Applications in as soon as possible!

I am still learning the intricacies of the application process so please bear with me. I will do my best to answer all of your questions in a timely manner.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. Good Luck and I hope to hear from you soon.

Scholarship Info
2006 Annual Meeting Update!
Time, Location, and Clinic Changes
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There have been several, recent changes to the Annual Meeting schedule. Some times and locations have changed and we've added a couple of clinics too.

Please make note of the following changes:
--The Leave No trace Trainer Course is now meeting at the Bishop Branch Library 210 Academy Ave Bishop, CA 93514 at 10:30 am.
--Both the TC and BOD meetings are now meeting at: White Mountain Research Station Owens Valley Lab 3000 E. Line St. Bishop CA 93514 (760) 873-4344
These meetings meet on Thursday and Friday respectively from 8am to 5pm.
--Two Professional Development Clinics have been added to the schedule. On Saturday morning Margaret Wheeler will be instructing an Avalanche Beacon clinic and on Sunday morning Keith Garvey will be instructing a Short Ropeing clinic.
Rigging for Rescue presented by Mike Gibbs will be held at the White Mountain Research Center at 9 am.

2006 Annual Meeting Schedule
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On Wednesday I am traveling with Mike Alkaiti to Bishop, CA. This is my first Annual Meeting and I am looking forward to a fun weekend spent with colleagues and some new friends. I'll do my best to make the rounds and introduce myself to as many of you as possible. If you are unable to make it to Bishop, I look forward to meeting you in the future.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns you might have. Until the next time Fare Thee Well!


Henry Beyer
American Mountain Guides Association
phone: 303-271-0984