Climb with the leaders!
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is a company of professional guides. Since our inception in 1993, we have encouraged formal training and evaluation of all our guides. Our guiding standards are among the best in the industry and represent the highest standards in Maine. Our guides are friendly, dedicated professionals whose talents lie in their technical expertise, climbing ability and their skill as educators. The quality of our guides is what makes Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School your best source for climbing instruction.
Over a decade ago we began offering family specific climbing programs - now we see those offered by many of our competitors. A few years ago we began a summer climbing camp for youth - a novel idea for climbing schools. Now many climbing schools are trying to do the same thing. However, because of our close ties with the adventure education world and our guide training program, we have the unique opportunity to select the best outdoor leaders and instructors from a large pool of courses that we offer across the country. Further, we have the in-house ability to train and evaluate staff in wilderness medicine, climbing instructor and guide training and wilderness leadership.
Acadia Mountain Guides remains the only climbing camp in the northeast to encourage able campers to lead climb and set-up climbs on their own. We believe this is far more productive for climbers learning the sport than watching or following a guide then trying to repeat it on your own at some point in the future.
We seek to continually develop and share cutting edge ideas and techniques that improve the delivery of our instruction to our clients and that promote responsible guiding, recreational climbing and wilderness use. Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School has been AMGA accredited since 1993 and is directed by Jon Tierney, an internationally licensed IFMGA mountain guide.
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