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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
Kathy Cosley 74310 Les Houches +33 601912477
Mark Houston 74310 Les Houches
Hans Solmssen Verbier 011-41-79-446-2289
Matt Farmer Chamonix Mont-Blanc - France mobile +33 6 84 07 61 90
Thor Husted chamonix - +33649038986
Rodrigo Mujica Chile - 888-203-9354
Miles Smart Chamonix -
Elizabeth Oakes Smart Chamonix-Les Alpes - +1 206 925 3991
Seth Hobby Kabelvag - + 47 942 49110
Danny Uhlmann Chamonix Mont-Blanc - +33 6 40 89 85 40
Caroline George Chamonix -
Adam George Chamonix -
David Burns Wasilla AK
Jamie Pierce Juneau AK 907-500-3127
Steve Young Anchorage AK 11543 907-245-1243
Willi Prittie Talkeetna AK 206-378-1927
Joe Stock Anchorage AK 907-830-0125
Mike Bromberg Revelstoke BC 250-814-4386
Evan Stevens Garibaldi Highlands BC 6048485466
Buck Corrigan Revelstoke BC 250-814 8494
Bela Vadasz Truckee CA 530-582-9170
Dave Miller Mammoth Lake CA 877-686-2546
Jediah Porter Bishop CA 760 920 1403
Ben Mitchell Truckee CA 503-307-1320
SP Parker Bishop CA 760-873-8526
Adrian Ballinger Olympic Valley CA 970-309-8698
Neil Satterfield June Lake CA 760-914-2133
Matt Brooks Fremont CA 510-797-7980
Howie Schwartz Bishop CA 760-648-1122
Doug Nidever June Lake CA 760-937-6922
Dylan Taylor Boulder CO
Eric Larson Telluride CO
Tim Brown Crested Butte CO
Frank Coffey Crested Butte CO
Jayson Simons-Jones Crested Butte CO 970-349-5430
Robert Coppolillo Boulder CO
Dawn Glanc Ouray CO (970) 325-4925
John Bicknell Longmont CO 303-589-6571
Joe Thompson Erie CO 303 472 5920
Amos Whiting Basalt CO 970-319-1084
Michael O'Donnell Boulder CO
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
Steven Schreiber Basalt CO +1 970 309 1093
Andrew Councell Estes Park CO 970.776.6847
Constantine Severis Telluride CO
Angela Hawse Ridgway CO 970-318-9000
Eric Whewell Boulder CO 970 596-7705
Dave Ahrens Ridgway CO
Steven House Ridgway CO
Michael Walter Snowmass CO 970-618-3953
Dick Jackson Aspen CO 970-925-7625
Peter Krainz Dillon CO (970)409-9555
Michael Arnold Steamboat Springs CO 970-367-6509
Jeff Banks Crested Butte CO
Chad Peele Ridgway CO
Steve Johnson Boulder CO 720.635.6068
Markus Beck Boulder CO 303-589-1195
Pete Lardy Colorado Springs CO 719-651-3648
Vince Anderson Grand Junction CO 970-209-2985
Andres Marin Ouray CO
Steve Banks Crested Butte CO 970-209-7165
Mark Falender Snowmass Village CO 970-366-1978
Bart Paull Lakewood CO 307-690-6550
Michael Soucy Boulder CO 970-389-7299
Keith Garvey Ridgway CO 970-596-0619
Dale Remsberg Lafayette CO 303-818-8009
Roger Fleming Cumming GA
Erik Leidecker Hailey ID 208-720-1823
Kirk Bachman Stanley ID 208-559-7590
Greg Wilson Hailey ID 208-720-4835
Peter Whittaker Ketchum ID 360-791-3289
Christian Santelices Victor ID +1 (307) 690-1385
Marc Hanselman Ketchum ID 208-720-6369
Karsten Delap Columbus IN 812-371-7826
Chris Warner Columbia MD 800-CLIMB-UP ext 16
Jon Tierney Orono ME 207-866-7562 year round
Skip Horner Victor MT 406-642-6840
Kristoffer Erickson Livingston MT 406-581-2266
Tyler Jones Bozeman MT 208.720.1185
Jack Tackle Bozeman MT 208-270-1530
Robert Montague Somers MT 406 407 2807
Marc Chauvin North Conway NH 603-356-8919
Alain Comeau North Conway NH 603 662 6306
Peter Doucette Intervale NH 603-616-7455
Art Mooney New Hampton NH 603-744-5853
Mark Synnott Jackson NH
Michael Silitch Dublin NH 011 336 89 48 41 18
Marc Beverly Albuquerque NM 505-264-8364
John Kear Edgewood NM 505-400-2529
Marc Ripperger Albuquerque NM
Jesse Williams Keene Valley NY 518-569-8910
Silas Rossi New Paltz NY 207-949-1736
Geoff Unger Rosendale NY (206) 619-3034
Emilie Drinkwater Wilmington NY 5185340845
Gabriel Coler Bend OR
Chris Wright Bend OR 970-325-3186
Pete Keane Bend OR 541-312-9242
Tico Gangulee Houston TX
Evelyn Lees Sandy UT 307-733-2297
Jeff Rhoads Salt Lake City UT 801-230-4451
Rick Wyatt Sandy UT 307-733-2297
Jonathon Spitzer Cottonwood Heights UT 970 596 5971
Alan Rousseau Salt Lake City UT 2036052128
Todd Passey Salt Lake City UT 801 842-8398
Willie Benegas Sandy UT 801-512-0592
Dustin Dearborn Jeffersonville VT
Kevin Mahoney Richmond VT 603-387-3879
Kel Rossiter Burlington VT 802-535-1498
Mark Puleio Hyde Park VT 802 585 9061
Tod Bloxham Tacoma WA 253-564-4899
Lee Lazzara Bellingham WA
Peter Athans Bainbridge Island WA
Aaron Mainer Enumclaw WA (509)995-5042
Martin Volken North Bend WA 206-525-4425
Phil Ershler Kirkland WA 360 569 2609
Chris Simmons Seattle WA 206-715-7589
George Dunn Ashford WA 360-569-2609
Eric Simonson Ashford WA 360-569-2609
Forest McBrian Seattle WA 503 740-5280
Lyle Haugsven Seattle WA 360-319-9773
Alan Kearney Bellingham WA 360-671-1505
Kurt Hicks Leavenworth WA 360-303-7641
Olivia Cussen Leavenworth WA 509-548-5823
Margaret Wheeler Snoqualmie WA 206-818-7947
Austin Shannon Bothell WA 719-332-3940
Ian Nicholson Seattle WA 206-852-2342
Craig Van Hoy Gig Harbor WA 253-549-5350
Mark Allen Winthrop WA 360-305-2383
Justin Merle Kent WA 253-350-7628
Jeff Ward Leavenworth WA 509-996-3194
Larry Goldie Winthrop WA 509-996-3194
Mick Pearson Seattle WA
John Race Leavenworth WA 509-548-5823
Tom Hargis Jackson WY 307-733-2297
Kim Schmitz jackson WY 307-739-9269
Nat Patridge Jackson WY 307-733-2297
Gary Falk Wilson WY
Dan Starr Jackson WY
Andrew Carson Wilson WY
Rob Hess Jackson WY (307) 733-4979
Brian Warren Jackson WY 307-699-4978
Jeff Witt Jackson WY
Mike Poborsky Jackson WY 307-413-8947
Bill Dyer Wilson WY 307-690-3235
Bill Anderson Jackson WY 307-690-5136