SNEWS® Live: Guides ascend to the top of their profession through AMGA certification

AMGA President Michael Alkitis discusses the role of the professional guide with SNEWS Live.
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SNEWS® Live: If you're considering a career as a professional mountain guide, you'll need more than a passion for the outdoors. Michael Alkitis, executive director of the American Mountain Guides Association, will tell you that's a great place to start. But to truly achieve professional status as a guide in the fields of rock climbing, skiing or mountaineering requires years of training and experience. SNEWS® Live met with Alkitis during the 2007 Ouray Ice Festival in Ouray, Colo., to discuss the AMGA and its role as the governing and certification body behind more than 1,200 professional guides in the United States

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