Thursday, October 11, 2012


I just finish with the AMGA alpine exam that took place in the Cascades.
I'm super happy to finish with a long time goal of mine as a mountain guide to be rock and alpine certified.
The hole process took quite long time since in order to fill the pre requisites I had to spend lots of time working and climbing in the alpine terrain, plus I put the process to the side too in to focus in my personal climbing such going to the ice climbing world cup 4 years in a roll and expeditions abroad and climbing hard grades in ice and mixed climbing.

The exam was really fun. The examiners where friends and people who I have work for and people who have been part of my guiding carrier. Extremely knowledge guides. also my fellow guides that where taking the exam had a incredible great experience it was great lo learn from everybody there.
It was a total of three examiners and 6 examines. They where :

Tom (chuck norris ) Hargis
Jefe (el jefe) Ward
Vince (the american psycho) Anderson


Andres (the colombian missile) Marin
Mark (the next pin) Falender
Brian (one ice axe)  Warren
Andrew (sketchy) Councel
Lyle ( the fireman )
Mike (the man) Sousy

Truly was an honor share a rope with all this folks and thanks to you all for the great energy that we had on the exam.

The weather was incredible for the entire 10 days of the exam, something that it is very rare that time of the year in the cascade range. 

In this photo, our first objective. The North ridge of Torment peak a rare route that have very little info.
Our team was Lyle, Vince and Myself.  
The route is the central sky light 2, 000 feet of chaos climbing keep our spirits up !!! 

After finishing this objective we head to the North face of Shuksan.
This time I share rope with Jeff and Brian.

Great summit photo after climbing the North Face !!!!

All and all it was a great experience the exam and I'm super psyched to be done with it.
Thank to all the friends that help me getting ready and help me with all the little details that the exam have.