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CERTIFIED MOUNTAINEERING GUIDES FOUNDATION, INC.

October 27th; 2017 Another AMGA Trained Guide Dies in Accident. The AMGA's Training Programs are failing dramatically!

Nearly 10 Dead Professional(?) AMGA/IMFGA Guides in the Last 10 Years!!!????? Thus Ten reasons to get your training at the CMGF.

Expert Guide Taining? The CMGF Begs to Differ.

Do the math yourself, and you will discover the odds are not in you favor.

25 Year Old AMGA Trained Guide Dies After Skiing into Deep Crevasse in Chile on Sunday

 

 

April 14th; 2017 Update on the AMGA and their failing training programs.

Nearly 10 Dead Professional(?) AMGA/IMFGA Guides in the Last 10 Years!!!????? Thus Ten reasons to get your training at the CMGF.

Expert Guide Taining? The CMGF Begs to Differ.

Do the math yourself, and you will discover the odds are not in you favor.

Too Many Dead AMGA Guides <br>& this is the Tip of Ice Berg!
Too Many Dead AMGA Guides
& this is just the Tip of Ice Berg! More documented AMGA Guide Deaths to come.

 

 

5/12/2011

The CMGF is dedicated to the Professional Training & Certification of Safe Guides having Solid Skills, but most importantly Sound Judgment, & the Accreditation of Guide Services employing Guides working alone with these standards and that provide the supervised CMGF Certified Guide training of guides aspiring to attain CMGF Certification. Simply put, the CMGF is committed to providing an accountable Guide Certification and Guide Service Accreditation Program for Mountaineering Environments from a families' first outdoor climbing experience to someone summitting a 8,000 Meter Peak or climbing a Big Wall.

The CMGF was formed in the fall of 2007 after an AMGA Guide at Devils Tower Lodge Guides needlessly nearly killed one of their clients at Devils Tower, Wyoming which resulted in the only Helicopter Life-Flight Evacuation of any climbing accident at Devils Tower.

...And in response to the alarming propagating number of AMGA Certified Guides/Instructors, & AMGA Accredited Guide Services that have had very serious accidents and fatalities of Clients & even Guides (Leaving Clients without their Guide) of AMGA Accredited Guide Services.

First example of many here..., is a AMGA - UIAGM/IFMGA Guide teaching a Basic Avalanche Course during which one of his students was buried and killed in a massive Avalanche!!! ?

One more for now, of many, in another area just a bit further SW in Colorado & only a few years later is..., a AMGA Certified Guide that was buried and killed in an avalanche not wearing a transceiver just North of Ouray, CO in the spring of 2010!!!

Most of the original founders of the AMGA had no foreign Guide Certification from the IFMGA, UIAGM, or ACMA. Eric Craig & Randall Grandstaff where the only original people involved in the AMGA with any real guide training and certification of any kind when the AMGA was founded in the 1980's. Both received their training in Canada with the ACMG.

To become Certified by the CMGF, you must complete one of our training programs at your Certification Level for Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Ski/Board Mountaineering, Canyoneering, and Kite/Parapent/Parachute Related Activities while being evaluated by a Certified CMGF Guide or by having your company be reviewed by an CMGF Guide to become an Accredited Guide Service.

CMGF Certification and Accreditation is annually free and courses and examinations carry a nominal fee.

In order to qualify for Certification or Accreditation you must have a perfect safety record with 30 years of guiding experience making a living solely as a guide and/or have run your own guide service for 25 years with a perfect safety record and test out, or worked through our rigorous apprenticeship training programs and examination program.

Unlike the AMGA & PCGI, no Accredited Company or Individual Certified Guide of the CMGF has ever had an Accident and remained Certified or Accredited without going through a rigorous reexamination/reevaluation process. CMGF Accreditation and Guide Certification for Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Ski Mountaineering, Canyoneering, and Kite related activities is based on this Sole Criteria. Any CMGF Guide or Accredited Guide Service that has an accident must go back though the Certification and/or Accreditation Process. All CMGF Accreditation Evaluators/Examiners have at a minimum 30 years of Mountaineering Guiding Experience and have owned and run their own guide services for a minimum of 25 years with perfect safety records.

For more information on our rates, training programs, and scheduled courses, please contact us at:

CMGF, INC.

157 HWY 24
Devils Tower, WY 82714

307.756.3516