Seizing the Sharp End

From an after­noon gath­er­ing in a dim­ly-lit one-room Rock­ies cab­in in 1963 to an 800-plus-mem­ber, world-respect­ed pro­fes­sion­al orga­ni­za­tion, the Asso­ci­a­tion of Cana­di­an Moun­tain Guides has played a rich and defin­i­tive role in the his­to­ry of Canada’s moun­tain com­mu­ni­ty. Cred­it­ed with first ascents of some of the most chal­leng­ing peaks in west­ern Cana­da to the very first days of heli-ski­ing to the cre­ation of Canada’s high­ly respect­ed pub­lic safe­ty ser­vices, pro­fes­sion­al guides have helped shape and nur­ture out­door recre­ation expe­ri­ences across the coun­try.

As the first non-Euro­pean mem­ber of the Inter­na­tion­al Fed­er­a­tion of Moun­tain Guides Asso­ci­a­tions, the ACMG has evolved and matured to be a leader in pro­fes­sion­al guid­ing stan­dards and client care, serv­ing as men­tor to oth­er coun­tries’ asso­ci­a­tions. 

Read the book as a Flip­book  | PDF