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We are loving this shot from @mtnmia on the current Ski Guide Exam taking place in the Selkirk Mtns. Zoom in to find the guides! 👀 #amga1979 #skidiscipline

In 2006 @margaret_wheeler joined the first generation of female certified guides when she became the second woman in the US to earn her AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide Certification. Margaret teaches for the AMGA Instructor Team, and for @aiare_official as a Trainer and Pro Instructor. She guides year round in North America and Europe, serves on the AMGA Board (in her 11th year), and chairs the AIARE Education Committee. Margaret is passionate about teaching risk management and decision making, and is focused on bringing change to gender dynamics in the outdoor industry. Margaret, her husband, and their two little girls, split their time between Ketchum, ID and Chamonix, France - their kiddos are already tearing up the slopes and are sure to follow in Marg’s footsteps. Thanks for inspiring us in all you do Margaret!
Guiding on the summit of the Mittelegi, Eiger, Switzerland, 📷 Farmer
Ski guiding above Chamonix, France, 📷@bwheelerfoto
#shemovesmountains #womenwhoguide #amga1979 #sheadventures

@solveigwaterfall is an AMGA Certified Ski Guide based in the pacific northwest. She spends her days ski mountaineering, teaching avalanche education, and working as a senior guide at Rainier Mountaineering, INC. Here are some awesome shots of Solveig shredding in the Waddington Range, B.C….these make us want to go skiing right now! 📸 by @perpetualweekend #shemovesmountains #womenwhoguide #amga1979

Jack Klim enjoying the conditions during the first ever Ski/Splitboard Mentorship Camp. We covered deep powder guiding techniques yesterday in the #wasatch. Thanks to @thenorthface for their support in helping to make this possible. #spring #powder #fever #geteducated #thenorthface #skidiscipline #amga1979

Rappel extensions have many advantages, including a more ergonomic position for the brake hand(s), and creating a separation between the rappel device and the rappel backup which makes it much less likely that the backup will jam in the device. •

#amga1979 #amgatechtuesday #techtuesday #guideslife #rockclimbing #neverstoplearning #passiontoprofession #seekqualifiedinstruction #climbinglife #isyourguidetrained

@dawnglanc of Ouray, CO is a full time guide, and a city councilor for the City of Ouray. Dawn is a co-owner of Chicks Climbing and Skiing, and her passion is to help women become strong, independent, self reliant climbers. Dawn’s an AMGA Certified Rock Guide, Alpine Guide and all around crusher! #shemovesmountains #womenwhoguide #amga1979

@alpinist007 climbing Summer’s Eve (5.9) in Cascade Canyon. Angela, the sixth women to become a Certified IFMGA Mountain Guide in the US inspires us because she gives whatever she is doing her all. If you know Angela, you know she is super kind, super fun, super friendly, super organized, and a super crusher in all mountain sports and life. Whether forecasting or guiding at Telluride Helitrax, instructing at the AMGA, or climbing at the local crag with her wife Monke and doggie Grommet, Angela is always pro and always having fun. Angela is a co-owner of Chicks Climbing and skiing, has a Masters in International Mountain Conservation and was voted the AMGA Guide of the Year in 2011. She’s definitely a role model for us here at the AMGA. Pic: Randy Gaetano, from a Sterling Rope’s Brand Video Shoot last fall in Durango, CO. #shemovesmountains #amga1979 #womenwhoguide #sterlingrope #camp @thenorthface

Instructor Team member @extremealpine demonstrating the 4th discipline 🥩 🍷 in Anchorage, Alaska post Advance Ski Guide Course. #filetmignon #silveroak #apresguide

Mia Tucholke guiding ice in Vail, CO. Originally from Sweden, Mia’s lived in Colorado since 1985 and began her guiding career in the ‘90s. Mia’s a full time guide at Colorado Mountain School and has a passion for empowering women to get out into the mountains. She’s an AMGA Certified Rock Guide, Assistant Ski Guide, and Apprentice Alpine Guide...Mia inspires us to get after it and go for our goals - she’s going for her Ski Guide Certification later this month. Crush it Mia!

#shemovesmountains #amga1979 #womenwhoguide @thenorthface 📸Giselle Cesin

If you have good high quality ice, place ice screws at a slightly upward angle (slide 1). If it is difficult to place this way and ice clearing is required to get a flush placement, place ice screws perpendicular to the surface of the ice (slide 2). •
#amga1979 #amgatechtuesday #techtuesday #guideslife #iceclimbing #neverstoplearning #passiontoprofession #seekqualifiedinstruction #climbinglife #isyourguidetrained

Meet @lainersclimbs. She is one of only two female Single Pitch Instructor Providers in the entire US (the other is @tracypmartin who captured this photo) Elaina instructed, along with Tracy, this SPI course which included all men (10 of them) with confidence, authority and unwavering knowledge. In short, both Elaina and Tracy are badasses. #shemovesmountains @thenorthface #amga1979 #womenwhoguide

@majkaburhardt is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide alongside of an author, professional climber, and social entrepreneur. She is founder and director of Legado ( where she works to protect the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems by empowering the people who call them home. Here is a photo of Majka taken by @berndzeugswetter as she explores her hometown cliff at New Hampshire’s Whitehorse Ledge. #shemovesmountains @thenorthface #amga1979 #womenwhoguide

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