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Terrain Description: Alpine Guide

When alpine certification is an integral part of, or basis for, obtaining a permit to guide, Certified Alpine Guides are required to operate only within the confines of the alpine certification and the terrain limitations applicable to that certification. This section outlines the type of terrain on which a Certified Alpine Guide is allowed to guide when alpine certification is an integral requirement for obtaining a permit. AMGA guides are allowed to work outside of these limitations when their certification is not an integral requirement for acquiring a permit.

Alpine terrain includes glaciated and non-glaciated peaks, approaches and climbs, with no limitation with respect to season and elevation. It includes rock climbs, peak ascents, waterfall climbs and expeditionary climbing.

Alpine guides are allowed to conduct their profession on all alpine and rock terrains which:

  • Are Yosemite Decimal System (YDS) Grade V or shorter (for rock routes)
  • Are not conducted on skis where the main objective of the outing is either a ski tour or the enjoyment of downhill skiing
  • YDS Grade V or longer rock routes in alpine settings are allowed to AMGA guides who hold both Alpine and Rock Guide Certifications
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First Name Last Name City State/Province Email Work Phone
Hans Solmssen Verbier 011-41-79-446-2289
Kathy Cosley 74310 Les Houches +33 601912477
Mark Houston 74310 Les Houches
Caroline George Chamonix -
Miles Smart Chamonix -
Rodrigo Mujica Chile - 888-203-9354
Adam George Chamonix -
Matt Farmer Chamonix Mont-Blanc - France mobile +33 6 84 07 61 90
Seth Hobby Kabelvag - + 47 942 49110
Elizabeth Oakes Smart Chamonix-Les Alpes - +1 206 925 3991
Danny Uhlmann Chamonix Mont-Blanc - +33 6 40 89 85 40
Thor Husted chamonix - +33649038986
Steve Young Anchorage AK 11543 907-245-1243
Willi Prittie Talkeetna AK 206-378-1927
Joe Stock Anchorage AK 907-830-0125
David Burns Wasilla AK
Jamie Pierce Juneau AK 907-500-3127
Mike Bromberg Revelstoke BC 250-814-4386
Evan Stevens Garibaldi Highlands BC 6048485466
Buck Corrigan Revelstoke BC 250-814 8494
Matt Brooks Fremont CA 510-797-7980
Doug Nidever June Lake CA 760-937-6922
Jediah Porter Bishop CA 760 920 1403
Adrian Ballinger Olympic Valley CA 970-309-8698
Kurt Wedberg Bishop CA 760-872-4929
Ben Mitchell Truckee CA 503-307-1320
Bela Vadasz Truckee CA 530-582-9170
SP Parker Bishop CA 760-873-8526
Howie Schwartz Bishop CA 760-648-1122
Dave Miller Mammoth Lake CA 877-686-2546
Neil Satterfield June Lake CA 760-914-2133
Doug Robinson Kirkwood CA 831.234.0177
Clint Cook Ouray CO
Bart Paull Lakewood CO 307-690-6550
Steve Banks Crested Butte CO 970-209-7165
Frank Coffey Crested Butte CO
Jayson Simons-Jones Crested Butte CO 970-349-5430
Tim Brown Crested Butte CO
Robert Coppolillo Boulder CO
Dawn Glanc Ouray CO (970) 325-4925
John Bicknell Longmont CO 303-589-6571
Amos Whiting Basalt CO 970-319-1084
Antoine Savelli Ophir CO 970-728-3705
Jean Pavillard gunnison CO 970-209-3980
Steve Matous Boulder CO
Nathan Disser Ouray CO 970-259-0370
Constantine Severis Telluride CO
Steven Schreiber Basalt CO +1 970 309 1093
Andrew Councell Estes Park CO 970.776.6847
Dave Ahrens ouray CO
Angela Hawse Ridgway CO 970-318-9000
Michael Walter Snowmass CO 970-618-3953
Joe Thompson Erie CO 303 472 5920
Michael Arnold Steamboat Springs CO 970-367-6509
Eric Whewell Boulder CO 970 596-7705
Eli Helmuth Estes Park CO 970-744-4898
Chad Peele Ridgway CO
Steve Johnson Boulder CO 720.635.6068
Vince Anderson Grand Junction CO 970-209-2985
Pete Lardy Colorado Springs CO 719-651-3648
Patrick Ormond Ouray CO 435-640-8704
Steven House Ridgway CO
Andres Marin Ouray CO
Michael Soucy Boulder CO 970-389-7299
Mark Falender Snowmass Village CO 970-366-1978
Dick Jackson Aspen CO 970-925-7625
Keith Garvey Ridgway CO 970-596-0619
Jeff Banks Crested Butte CO
Eric Larson Telluride CO
Markus Beck Boulder CO 303-589-1195
Dylan Taylor Boulder CO
Dale Remsberg Lafayette CO 303-818-8009
Peter Krainz Dillon CO (970)409-9555
Bob Clark East Hartford CT 860-930-5929
Roger Fleming Cumming GA
Greg Wilson Hailey ID 208-720-4835
Christian Santelices Victor ID +1 (307) 690-1385
Marc Hanselman Ketchum ID 208-720-6369
Erik Leidecker Hailey ID 208-720-1823
Peter Whittaker Ketchum ID 360-791-3289
Kirk Bachman Stanley ID 208-559-7590
Karsten Delap Columbus IN 812-371-7826
Chris Warner Columbia MD 800-CLIMB-UP ext 16
Kurt Winkler Brownfield ME 207-739-9358
Jon Tierney Orono ME 207-866-7562 year round
Jack Tackle Bozeman MT 208-270-1530
Kristoffer Erickson Livingston MT 406-581-2266
Skip Horner Victor MT 406-642-6840
Robert Montague Somers MT 406 407 2807
Tyler Jones Bozeman MT 208.720.1185
Michael Silitch Dublin NH 011 336 89 48 41 18
Peter Doucette Intervale NH 603-616-7455
Marc Chauvin North Conway NH 603-356-8919
Art Mooney New Hampton NH 603-744-5853
Alain Comeau North Conway NH 603 662 6306
Mark Synnott Jackson NH
Marc Beverly Albuquerque NM 505-264-8364
John Kear Edgewood NM 505-400-2529
Marc Ripperger Albuquerque NM
Emilie Drinkwater Wilmington NY 5185340845
Jesse Williams Keene Valley NY 518-569-8910
Martin Molitoris Rosendale NY 877-486-5769
Silas Rossi New Paltz NY 207-949-1736
Geoff Unger Rosendale NY (206) 619-3034
Pete Keane Bend OR 541-312-9242
Gabriel Coler Bend OR
Chris Wright Bend OR 970-325-3186
Scott Woolums Hood River OR +1-541-490-5028
Dominic Asselin Val-David QC 819-714-0101
Tico Gangulee Houston TX
Alan Rousseau Salt Lake City UT 2036052128
Evelyn Lees Sandy UT 307-733-2297
Willie Benegas Sandy UT 801-512-0592
Rick Wyatt Sandy UT 307-733-2297
Jeff Rhoads Salt Lake City UT 801-230-4451
Tim Connelly Salt Lake City UT 360-319-1089
Jonathon Spitzer Cottonwood Heights UT 970 596 5971
Todd Passey Salt Lake City UT 801 842-8398
Kevin Mahoney Richmond VT 603-387-3879
Dustin Dearborn Jeffersonville VT
Kel Rossiter Burlington VT 802-535-1498
Mark Puleio Hyde Park VT 802 585 9061
John Race Leavenworth WA 509-548-5823
Mike Powers Spokane WA (360) 671-1505
Larry Goldie Winthrop WA 509-996-3194
Mark Allen Winthrop WA 360-305-2383
George Dunn Ashford WA 360-569-2609
Lyle Haugsven Seattle WA 360-319-9773
Craig Van Hoy Gig Harbor WA 253-549-5350
Chris Simmons Seattle WA 206-715-7589
Austin Shannon Bothell WA 719-332-3940
Lee Lazzara Bellingham WA
Aaron Mainer Enumclaw WA (509)995-5042
Ian Nicholson Seattle WA 206-852-2342
Jeff Ward Leavenworth WA 509-996-3194
Mick Pearson Seattle WA
Michael O'Donnell Vancouver WA
Jason Edwards University Place WA 253-566-2600
Phil Ershler Kirkland WA 360 569 2609
Olivia Cussen Leavenworth WA 509-548-5823
Eric Simonson Ashford WA 360-569-2609
Nick Pope Leavenworth WA 503-358-3195
Alan Kearney Bellingham WA 360-671-1505
Kurt Hicks Leavenworth WA 360-303-7641
Margaret Wheeler Snoqualmie WA 206-818-7947
Forest McBrian Seattle WA 503 740-5280
Justin Merle Kent WA 253-350-7628
Peter Athans Bainbridge Island WA
Tod Bloxham Tacoma WA 253-564-4899
Michael Abbey Wilson WY 619-871-2461
Brian Warren Jackson WY 307-699-4978
Gary Falk Wilson WY
Mike Poborsky Jackson WY 307-413-8947
Jeff Witt Jackson WY
Nat Patridge Jackson WY 307-733-2297
Bill Dyer Wilson WY 307-690-3235
Bill Anderson Jackson WY 307-690-5136
Kim Schmitz jackson WY 307-739-9269
Rob Hess Jackson WY (307) 733-4979
Jim Williams Jackson WY 307-733-8812
Kent McBride Jackson Hole WY 307-690-7205
Tom Hargis Jackson WY 307-733-2297
Dan Starr Jackson WY
Andrew Carson Wilson WY
Mark Smiley Jackson WY 970 901 8079