Who We Are

The ACMG is the professional association of trained and certified Mountain Guides, Hiking Guides and Climbing Instructors dedicated to protecting public safety and enjoyment in climbing, skiing and hiking adventures.

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We are the Canadian member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA)

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What We Do

We protect the public interest by training and advocating the highest standards of risk management for mountain guiding and climbing instruction.

We ensure our members meet these standards through our Scope of Practice, Code of Conduct, a quality assurance process and audited requirements for annual professional development.

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What Our Members Do

ACMG members guide and instruct climbing, backcountry skiing and hiking throughout Canada and the rest of the world.

Our members may also be found working as safety professionals in occupational areas such as mountain rescue, avalanche research and forecasting, and high angle safety rigging.

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Training and Certification

The ACMG sets and maintains the standards for admission to, and the practice of, the professions of mountain guiding, hiking guiding and climbing instruction.

ACMG certification is your guarantee that graduates of our internationally recognized training and assessment program have met those rigorous standards.

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Our collection of Technical Manuals is now published via Amazon (paperback and Kindle editions), Apple Books and Google Play