Smith ROck
AMGA October E~Newsletter
October 2008
In This Issue
BOD Winners
Annual Meeting
Fall Special from Dynafit
Warm & Fuzzy
News from Alpinist Magazine
La Sportiva Goes LIVE

Fall is in the air and the AMGA office is BUSY. 

Things you will find in this October's E-Newsletter are as follow: The votes have been counted... please welcome new members of the AMGE Board of Directors.  We are gearing up for the Annual Meeting at Smith Rock.   The Alpinist Film Festival is coming to Boulder and we have a few great announcements from our partners.  So please read on.

We look forward to seeing you in Oregon!
AMGA Board of Directors 2008 Election Winners
We would like to congratulate the winners of the 2008 AMGA Board of Directors Elections:

Margaret Wheeler, John Race, Dick Jackson, Clint Cook, and Majka Burnardt.

We appreciate your desire to serve on the AMGA Board of Directors and look forward to working with you.

We thank you for your candidacy and support of the AMGA.
We're Headed to Smith Rock.....
Guides Olymoics And hope that you will be able to join us for the 2008 Annual Meeting, Oct. 19-21st.

Don't miss out on the festivities:

October 15th -16th
SPI Program Instructor Training (New Instructors)
Meet at Smith Rock State Park day use parking area (near restrooms and fee booth)

October 15th & 17th
WFR Recertification - Redmond Air Center

October 17th
Board of Directors Climbing Day
Certified Guides Federation BOD Meeting - Redmond Library

October 18th
Technical Committee Meeting - Betsy Johnson Community Center, Redmond
8am-4pm, open to the public

October 19th
Board of Directors Meeting - Betsy Johnson Community Center, Redmond
8am-4pm, open to the public

AMGA Opening Night Event Sponsored by Marmot
Free food, drink, and door prizes at the Julie and Pete Keane's House

October 20th
Monday clinics meet at the Smith Rock State Park day use parking area (near restrooms and fee booth)
Session One Clinics-9:00am-12:00pm
· Instructional Techniques and Coaching Skills for Guides. - Patrick Weaver
· Client Care Considerations in Rock Guiding - Kyle Lefkoff
· Single Pitch Systems - Adam Fox
· Short Roping - Dale Remsberg
Session Two Clinics-1:00pm-4:00pm
· GPS Navigation for Guides - Ed Crothers
· Multi-pitch Techniques for Multiple Clients - John Bicknell
· Train for Success: Ways to Manage Stress - Henry Beyer

Annual Meeting Celebration Featuring Jack Tackle
Join us at the Terrebonne Depot 6pm-10:30pm
Silent Auction & Gear Raffle: 7:00-8:00 pm
Awards Ceremony: 8:15-8:45 pm
Slide Show with Jack Tackle 9:00 pm
Includes food and drinks

October 21st
Professional Development Clinics
Most Tuesday Clinics meet at the Smith Rock State Park day use parking area (near restrooms and fee booth)
Session One Clinics-9:00am-12:00pm
· Survey Wilderness Medicine Clinic - WMI
· Radio Communication - Peter Leh
· GPS Navigation for Guides - Ed Crothers
· Technical Descents - Jeff Ward
Guides Olympics: 1pm-4 pm
Organized by Margaret Wheeler
Meet at Smith Rock State Park

SPI Program Director Training (Current Instructors)
Meet at the Smith Rock State Park day use parking area (near restrooms and fee booth)
You must pre-register for this event
Registration Contact: Adam Fox

October 22nd & 23rd
Instructor Pool Training
For more information contact: Henry Beyer

October 24th & 25th
AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Provider Training - InClimb Rock Gym, Bend
Cost: $35
You must pre-register for this event
Registration Contact: Justin Yates

Special Offer from Dynafit -
October Only

Dynafit logo Dynafit is proud to show support for AMGA Certified Guides  with this limited-time offer on our best gear  to outfit you for the upcoming season  (pricing is super-aggressive, offered only as a part of this special program, and expires on October 31, 2008)

To qualify for this limited-time aggressive pricing, you MUST order a product from at least two of the  Boot/Ski/Binding categories - If you order from TWO of these categories, one discount applies - But if you  order from THREE of these categories, a better discount applies. Both price levels are great (and note that Accessories are one price only).  

All orders must be emailed to with a completed Order Form.  To access the order form and special, please visit Members Login on the AMGA website and go to the Dynafit Pro Purchase page OR call the AMGA office at 303.271.0984
Join the Warm & Fuzzy Charity Challenge from Windstopper (r) Products
Warm & Fuzzy Give a Warm Fuzzy. Get a Warm Fuzzy.

WINDSTOPPER® Products is holding a charity challenge that we feel deserves our support. The people behind WINDSTOPPER® Products are contributing to three special outdoor related causes. When you join the challenge you help determine which group receives the biggest donation. Plus, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win WINDSTOPPER® Products and prizes from our e-tail partners.

It's that simple. No purchase or donation required.

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The Alpinist Film Festival
Folks living  in the Front Range, join us for an evening of STEEP STONE, WILD WATER, and DEEP SNOW

Where: The Boulder Theater
When: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008
Fee: $12 advance/ $15 Door
La Sportiva Goes LIVE
La Sportiva N. A. has launched a New Social Media Web Community called LIVE

La Sportiva has put together a new social media web community that highlights a wide variety of climbing, hiking and Mountain Running® related topics.  The site is designed to bring together a diverse array of multimedia that provides insight into everything from grassroots activism, worldwide sustainability, and upcoming events to athlete profiles, La Sportiva related press, blogs and training tips.  

This new web portal has easy access news, events and highlights trails and climbing areas in North America. It also adds access to video clips, and features climbing trip reports in the Climbers Lounge from some of the wildest mountains on earth.

The new website will be able to grow with La Sportiva as the social media world changes and evolves. It can be quickly adapted to fit into new social media technologies. The end result is a fully interactive and customizable web experience for anyone interested in La Sportiva and the mountain lifestyle that the brand represents.

Check it out at:

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AORE/AMGA SPI Instructor Course
joshua tree

Interested in becoming a Certified Single Pitch Instructor?
Join us in Joshua Tree this November ~ Spaces are limited so sign up today.

Joshua Tree, CA -
November 2-4, 2008 (course)
November. 5-6, 2008 (exam)

Currently, all registrations for the November 2-4 AMGA SPI Course and the November 5-6 SPI Assessment are available through the AORE conference website. Once people are registered, allow two (2) to three (3) weeks to receive any pre-course texts or information. For interested participants who are not registered attendees of the AORE conference the price is 10% more than the listed price. To register or learn more please visit the AORE website:
Happy Climbing - can't wait to see you in a few weeks.

Katie Kelly
American Mountain Guides Association