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Our Guide Team

Global Reach

Our U.S. guides either hold full cer­ti­fi­ca­tion with the Amer­i­can Moun­tain Guides Asso­ci­a­tion (AMGA) – the high­est lev­el of guide train­ing avail­able in the US; or are in the process of achiev­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in the AMGA Rock, Alpine, and Ski Dis­ci­plines, or all three. Ful­ly cer­ti­fied guides have reci­procity with the Inter­na­tion­al Fed­er­a­tion of Moun­tain Guides Asso­ci­a­tions (IFM­GA), enabling them to work in Europe and oth­er mem­ber coun­tries through­out the world.

Our Inter­na­tion­al guides are based in their home coun­tries and pro­vide ser­vice on our trips in Africa, Asia, Europe, Mex­i­co and South Amer­i­ca. Many of these trip lead­ers are IFM­GA cer­ti­fied and all have been cer­ti­fied as Wilder­ness First Respon­ders or the equiv­a­lent. These Moun­tain Mad­ness guides are high­ly expe­ri­enced climbers and trekkers and know the moun­tains, weath­er and envi­ron­ment bet­ter than any­one. They also offer insights into local cul­ture, lan­guage, cus­toms, and nat­ur­al his­to­ry that most U.S. guides do not pos­sess. This knowl­edge makes trav­el­ing, climb­ing and trekking with inter­na­tion­al guides in their home coun­tries a spe­cial experience.

Moun­tain Mad­ness is an accred­it­ed by the Amer­i­can Moun­tain Guide Association.