The AMGA Annual Meeting is a place where guides from all over the country come together to meet about accreditation, certification, land management and other issues pertaining to guiding, while simultaneously celebrating the lifestyle of the professional climbing guide.
The number one reason that I went to the event was to update my skills as a Single Pitch Instructor course provider. As always the refresher course was entertaining. It's always interesting to see what providers from the other side of the country are doing.
Following my day of refreshment, I attended an array of meetings and events. There were three highlights to the meeting. The first was seeing a lot of old friends at a lot of different dinners and functions. The second was seeing AAI Guide Danny Uhlmann get pinned. This is when a guide has become certified in all three disciplines, rock, alpine and ski, and becomes internationally certified. And lastly I enjoyed participating in the Guide Olympics.