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AMGA Certified Alpine Guide

The Alpine Guide Certification is designed for people who guide glaciated and non-glaciated peaks, approaches and climbs, with no limitation with respect to season and elevation. It includes rock climbs, peak ascents, waterfall ice climbs, and expeditionary climbing. The alpine program progression will help you fine-tune your skills in alpine snow, mixed, waterfall ice, and glaciated terrain.

To enter the program you must first successfully complete the Rock Instructor Course and meet all the prerequisites for the Alpine Guide Course. As well, you must have a solid experience base and knowledge of technical mountain travel.

To get your Alpine Guide Certification, you must complete:

  • The 10-day Rock Instructor Course (RIC)
  • The nine-day Alpine Guide Course (AGC)
  • The five-day Ice Instructor Course (IIC)
  • The 11-day Advanced Alpine Guide Course (AAGC)
  • The 10-day Alpine Guide Exam (AGE)
  • You must be certified in an AMGA-approved level III avalanche course
  • You must be certified in CPR and have a minimum 60 hours in WFR (or equivalent)

To enter the program you must first successfully complete the Rock Instructor Course and meet all the prerequisites for the Alpine Guide Course. As well, you must have a solid experience base and knowledge of technical mountain travel.

To get your Alpine Guide Certification, you must complete:

  • The 10-day Rock Instructor Course (RIC)
  • The nine-day Alpine Guide Course (AGC)
  • The five-day Ice Instructor Course (IIC)
  • The 11-day Advanced Alpine Guide Course (AAGC)
  • The 10-day Alpine Guide Exam (AGE)
  • You must be certified in an AMGA-approved level III avalanche course
  • You must be certified in CPR and have a minimum 60 hours in WFR (or equivalent)