Hallets Peak, RMNP
Leading The Way
April 2007
in this issue
:: Executive Director Search Update
:: AMGA Contract Courses
AMGA LogoGreetings AMGA Member!

The story in Boulder is April showers, it has been raining quite a bit this month. I hope you are enjoying some sunny spring weather.

The search for a new Executive Direcor is moving along smoothly and we have received resumes from many qualified applicants.

Don't forget to pencil in the dates for the AMGA Annual Meeting to be held in Yosemite, CA October 21st to 23rd.
Executive Director Search Update
Interview process to begin shortly

We have received a positive response for the ED opening. The search commitee has begun reviewing the applicants and will soon be scheduling personal intreviews. If you know of anyone who you feel is qualified please have them submit their application materials to edsearch@amga.com.
Desert Landscape
AMGA Office Will Be Closed Monday 4/30 - Thursday 5/3
Office staff to participate in Top Rope Site Manager Course

The AMGA office will be closed Monday 4/30/07 through Thursday 5/3/07. All of us here in the office are psyched to be participating in a TRSM course this coming week.
AMGA Contract Courses
AMGA courses that fit your schedule

Are you having trouble getting an AMGA Rock Instructor Course, Alpine Guide Course, or Ski Guide Course to fit your schedule? Are the dates or locations not working out for you? Consider taking an AMGA Contract Course. Contract Courses are offered through approved AMGA instructors and provide an alternative if your AMGA course of choice is full or the dates/locations are not compatible with your schedule. Some Contract Course instructors may even be willing to create a course that fits around your schedule. Listed below is the contact information for the approved instructors who have submitted all of the contract paperwork.

  • KC Baum - 970-259-2110, Thoth1111@aol.com
  • John Bicknell - 800-836-4008, bicknell@indra.com
  • Marc Chauvin - 603-356-8919, marc@chauvinguides.com
  • Alain Comeau - (207) 935-2008, arc@pivot.net
  • Tom Hargis - 307-733-2297, hargis@wyoming.com
  • Eli Helmuth - 800-836-4008, elihelmuth@earthlink.net
  • Marty Molitoris - 845-658-3094, marty@alpineendeavors.com
  • Art Mooney - 603-520-3676, art@mooneymountainguides.com
  • Doug Nidever - 760-648-1122, doug@sierramtnguides.com
  • Jon Tierney - 207-866-7562, climb@acadiamountainguides.com
For more information go to: http://www.amga.com/courses/schedule.html
AMGA Program Availability!
Take advantage of the remaining spots  in AMGA courses and exams.

R10: RIE-N. Conway, NH 6/16-6/21
R11: RIC-Shawangunks, NY 6/4-6/13
R12: RIC-N. Conway, NH 9/5-9/14
R13: RIE-Boulder, CO 9/3-9/8
R14: RIE-N. Conway, NH 10/8-10/13
R15: RGC/AE-Eldorado Canyon, CO 9/10-9/19
R16: RGC/AE-Red Rock, NV 9/17-9/26
R18: RGC/AE-Red Rock, NV 10/8-10/17

A3: AGC-Cascades, WA 6/18-6/27
A4: AAGC/AE-Cascades, WA 7/9-7/20
A5: AAGC/AE-Cascades, WA 8/20-8/31

For more information contact the office at 303-271-0984
The days are growing longer and the temperatures are getting warmer. Get out there and get it on in the mountains!!

Justin Yates
American Mountain Guides Association