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Ballots for Board Members due October 7th!

Members - Thank you for all of your nominations! Now it is time for you to VOTE for the AMGA Board of Directors. In order to vote, you must be a voting member (i.e. current SPI certified, Individual, Certified Guide, or IFMGA).
 
There are THREE (3) open seats and SEVEN (7) people running. To learn more about the candidates, please click on the respective PDFs:

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HERE IS HOW TO VOTE:

  • PLEASE EMAIL UP TO THREE (3) CANDIDATE NAMES (FIRST AND LAST) TO BETSY@AMGA.COM. OR MAIL IN BALLOT TO PO BOX 1739 BOULDER, CO 80306
  • PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME IN SIGNATURE OF EMAIL OR ON BALLOT 
  • NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM MST ON OCTOBER 7TH, 2013
You have until October 7th to submit your vote and the elected individuals will be announced on October 17th. 
Award Nominations
 
We are currently accepting nominations for both the Lifetime Achievement in Mountain Guiding and Guide of the Year awards. To learn more about these awards, click on the respective links. The recipients for these awards will be presented at this year's Annual Meeting.

Please email your nomination to
Valerie. 
Annual Meeting 2013 - Camping and reminders

null More news for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Boulder, CO! As most of your may know, Boulder does not have any camping options, so we will not be providing this for members. If you live in the Boulder area and are willing to host an AMGA member coming in from out of town for the Annual Meeting, please email Dana with your contact information. We also still have space available for the High-Altitude Symposium and the WFR Recertification. 
 
AND we'll be distributing member cards this year at the Annual Meeting. More information for this will be on the official registration forms.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana
Colorado Mountain School offering AIARE Level II Courses 
 
null Time to refresh that avalanche education! AIARE Level II courses with Colorado Mountain School are available for these 2014 dates:
January 16-19
February 13-16
March 13-16
April 3-6

Link to more information and sign-up here.
Alpine Near-Miss Study - supported by the Petzl Foundation 
 
null The Petzl Foundation Supports the Alpine Near-Miss Survey

Send in your stories - read informative reports from others - alpinenearmiss.org
 
 Clearfield, Utah (September 13, 2013) - The Petzl Foundation is pleased to announce its support for the Alpine Near-Miss Survey, a non-profit dedicated to encouraging climbers, climbing guides, and search-and-rescue professionals to report near-miss incidents from the mountains and crags, with the ultimate goal of increasing knowledge and safety...
 
To read the rest of the Press Release go here.
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Reel Rock Film Tour

null The AMGA will be attending the Reel Rock Film Tour with Gore-Tex in Boulder, CO at the Chautauqua Auditorium on Thursday, September 19th (SOLD OUT) and Friday, September 20th. If you will be at either show, stop by the Gore-Tex booth! Buy tickets here.

The film "High Tension" is a must-see for any guide. It's about the Ueli Steck and sherpa controversy on Everest just this past April. 
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The Alpine Training Center special offer for AMGA members! 
 
null Some of you Boulder locals may already know Connie Sciolino as the woman who knocks you into shape for the climbing and skiing season. She has an awesome program coming up that is designed for people who spend most of their winter months ice climbing and skiing.
Check out the flyer here.


And ask Connie about the special rate for AMGA guides! email
FREE listings for AMGA Guides in the Rock and Ice Guide Directory

nullWith 88,000 readers per issue and 700,000 page views a month, Rock and Ice Magazine and RockandIce.com are the best ways to reach potential clients. When you list your guide service in the Rock and Ice Guide Directory, you support the AMGA and your clients qualify for free subscriptions to Rock and Ice. 

Free online listings include company name, address, and two guiding regions. Upgrade your listing to include your logo, photo galleries, videos, and a listing in the magazine for $50 per issue. Visit http://www.rockandice.com/guide-finder/register to sign up.
Kees Brenninkmeyer on Facebook!

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Help increase the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation outreach to assist alpine guides, patrollers, or instructors who require surgery in order to continue their careers. Please like and share this page with co-workers, friends and family.

For the Kees Brenninkmeyer facebook page go here.
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Guide Programs

Rock CourseThere are still spaces available in courses coming up this Fall 2013: 
R11:RGC/AE:13 10/1 - 10/13 in Red Rocks
R15:RIC:13 10/29-11/7 in J Tree

**Next program deadline:
November 1st, 2013  - Alpine, Ice & Rock Courses and Exams with start dates between March 1st, 2014 and June 30th, 2014: A1:AGC, A2:AGC, A3:AGC, I3:IIC, R1:RIC, R3:RGE, R4:RGC/AE, R5:RIC, R6:RIC & R7:RIC  

More 2014 AMGA course information and application
program deadlines details.

If you have any questions on program information, please contact Henry or Pete.

Climbing Instructor Programs

Single-Pitch Instructor Provider Refresher and Climbing Wall Instructor Provider Training Information on the PDF from Ed Crothers here.  
Advocacy with Scott Massey

Scott Massey This month Scott talks about the Sustainable Roads Analysis in the Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, as well as, the logging decision made in Mt. Erie that Evergreen Islands is trying to appeal. 
 
To read more, go to the PDF.

Social Media
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Andrew Yasso in Squamish


If you are taking courses or exams, and are posting photos on instagram or facebook, please tag us @amga1979 and tag photos #guidelife and #amga

If you have photos/stories/news, please send them to Valerie!

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Mountain Hardwear Tent for Sale!
 
San Juan Mountain Guides has ONE Mountain Hardwear Space Station Tent for sale. The mid 2000 model Space stations has just received over $2000 of factory restoration at Mountain Hardwear.  It's in excellent condition with reconditioned/replaced fabric and poles. $2500 for the tent. 

For details, please call:  1-800-642-5389.
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Jackson Hole Mountain Guides 
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