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American Mountain Guides Association E~newsletter
MAY 2009
In This Issue
Pete Takeda Slide Show
Climb Mt. Rainier
June Board Meeting
Article Headline
Mountain Fest
Work for Brooks-Range
Join us on Facebook & Twitter
Rock & Ice 2009 Gear Guide
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Greetings!

Welcome to spring.  I hope this email finds you healthy, happy and excited about the warmer weather.

The AMGA has been working hard these past few months.  The new online database is up and running and we are so happy to be able to share it with members.  We greatly appreciate your suggestions and feedback. 

As summer is approaching, the AMGA is gearing up for our June Board of Directors Meeting, two exciting fundraisers, and some great summer courses.  Also, we would like to congratulate Julia Niles for successfully passing her Ski Mountaineering Guide Exam and earning IFMGA certification. 

Be well, climb safe, and read on!
 
A Benefit for the AMGA -  Pete Takeda Slide Show Presentation!
EYE on top of the World Please join us for an evening with Pete Takeda, Himalayan alpinist, journalist and celebrated Marmot athlete, as he presents a multi-media account of his 2005 expedition to Nanda Devi - retracing the the CIA Cold War expeditions chronicled in his book AN EYE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD. The story is soon to be a major motion picture.  All proceeds go to benefit the AMGA.


Saturday June 6, 2009
6pm
Denver Museum of Contemporary Art
1485 Delgany, Denver, CO 80202

$20 in advance or $30 at the door.

takeda
For more information and to purchase tickets for the event contact the AMGA
Ph: 303.271.0984
email: katie@amga.com
Link:  http://amga.com/about/news.php



 
Climb Mt. Rainier & help support access and education for professional mountain guides!
A Benefit for the AMGA - Climb Mt. Rainier with AMGA/IFMGA Certified Guides
June 28-July 2, 2009

Mt. Rainier 1 Experience one of the greatest mountains in the United States led by three premier AMGA/IFMGA Certified Mountain Guides; Margaret Wheeler, John Race and Olivia Cussen.  In addition to climbing one of the most revered mountains in the lower 48, your contribution will directly support American Mountain Guides Association's  initiative to raise awareness and educate the public about the national standard for professional mountain guides as well as advocate the protection of our natural environment.  

For more information and to register for the event contact the AMGA.
Ph: 303.271.0984
email: katie@amga.com
Link:  http://amga.com/about/news.php
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PLEASE  help spread the word..... Let your friends, colleagues, work associates and family members know about this event and have them contact the AMGA.

This event is made possible thanks to the support of Arc'teryx, Black Diamond, Osprey, Princeton Tec, REI and W.L.Gore.
AMGA's June Board Meeting
haystackJoin us on Saturday, June 6th for AMGA's Spring Board Meeting in Denver.

Location:Patton Boggs
             1801 California Street, Suite 4900
             Denver, Colorado 80202
Time: 8:30 am  - 4:30pm
Contact: katie@amga.com (please let me know if you are   
                                          interested in attending)
 
Following the meeting we will all head down to the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art for Pete Takeda's slide show presentation ~ a benefit for the AMGA.
Upcoming Programs for June


Contract Rock Instructor Courses

Exum Mountain Guides
Dates: May 24 -June 3
Email: hargis@wyoming.com
Ph: 307.733.2297
Location: Jackson, WY
Cost: $TBD

Craig Luebben / Seneca Rocks Climbing School
Dates: June 2-11
Email: cluebben@gmail.com
Ph: 303.960.9678
Location: Seneca Rocks, WV   
Cost: $2,000

New England Mountain Guides
Dates: June 5-14
Email: arc@fairpoint.net
Website: www.newenglandguides.com
Ph: 1.603.662.6306
Location: North Conway, NH 
Cost:  $1800

Colorado Mountain School
Dates: June 8-17
Email: sfryer@totalclimbing.com
Ph: 303.865.3604
Location: Boulder, CO 
Cost: $2,000

Mooney Mountain Guides
Dates: June 15-24
Email: art@mooneymountainguides.com
Location: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Cannon, NH 
Cost: $TBD

Alpine Endeavors
Dates: June 19-28
Email: info@alpineendeavors.com
Ph: 877.486.5769
Location: Shawangunks, NY 
Cost: $TBD

Sierra Mountain Guides
Dates: June 19-28
Email: info@sierramtnguides.com
Ph: 877.423.2546
Location: Eastern Sierra, CA
Cost: $2,000

Contract Alpine Courses
 
Sierra Mountain Guides
Dates: June 5-14
Email: info@sierramtnguides.com
Ph: 877.423.2546
Location: Eastern Sierra, CA 
Cost: $2,000

Colorado Mountain School
Dates: June 13-22
Email: sfryer@totalclimbing.com
Ph: 303.865.3604
Location: Boulder, CO 
Cost: $2,000

Exum Mountain Guides
Dates: June 13-22
Email: hargis@wyoming.com
Ph: 307.733.2297
Location: Jackson, WY
Cost: $TBD

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides 
Dates: June 15-24
Email:  rob@jhmg.com
Ph: 307.733.4979
Location: Tetons, Wyoming  (JHMG High Camp)
Cost: $TBD

Colorado Mountain Club -
 Mountain Fest 2009

Join us at Mountain Fest-a celebration of the Colorado Mountain Club, the state's premiere mountain-adventure organization dedicated to recreation, conservation, and education. Designed for beginning to expert outdoor enthusiasts, this annual event is a weekend of exciting mountain activities, music, and more.
 
The Colorado Mountain Club is committed to making Mountain Fest a low-waste, environmentally friendly event.
 
For more information visit: www.cmc.org/fest
Work for Brooks-Range at the summer Outdoor Retailer Show....July 20th-24th.

Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment will be at the Outdoor Retailer Show - Summer Market this year.  They need two or three people that would like to work part-time during the show at the Brooks-Range booth, answering questions regarding the Brooks-Range products.

Brooks-Range is offering a daily work rate, admission passes for the entire show and your pick of one (1) Brooks-Range product at the end of the Show. The daily rate depends upon each individual's qualifications and certification level.

If you are interested, please contact Matt Brooks.Brooks Range
ph: 510.797.7980
email:mbrooks@Brooks-Range.com
www.Brooks-Range.com

 
You are invited to join us....
We are excited to let you know that the American Mountain Guides Association is now on both Facebook and Twitter!
 
We'd like to invite you to become a fan of American Mountain Guides Association on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter.  We'll be posting our company news, product information, media coverage, as well as announcing events and promotions throughout the year.  This is a great way for us to communicate, and for you to become more involved with your guides association.  Below are links to the American Mountain Guides Associations profiles on both social networking sites and we hope to see you there!
 
To become a fan of American Mountain Guides Association on Facebook, click on the link: facebook

 

 
 
To follow us, AMGAUSA, on Twitter, click on the link:
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Happy climbing,
 

Katie Kelly
American Mountain Guides Association