Now taking reservations for ice climbing, winter hikes,
mountaineering, backcountry skiing

and summer rock climbing


Acadia • Camden • Katahdin • Bangor • N. Conway

Course Schedule and Youth Summer Camp Schedule are below

Maine / NH Local Per Person Summer Rock Climbing Rates

Client:Guide
Half Day *
Full Day
Client:Guide
Half Day *
Full Day
1:1
$155.00
$259.00
6:2
$70.00
$105.00
2:1
$99.00
$160.00
7:2
$55.00
$90.00
3:1
$90.00
$130.00
8:2
$55.00
$70.00
4:1
$80.00
$120.00
9:2
$55.00
$70.00
5:1
$70.00
$110.00
Group (8-12)
$45.00
$65.00
5:2
$80.00
$125.00
Family up to 4
$269.00
$399.00
6:1
$60.00
$95.00
* Half day rates available in Acadia and Clifton.
Family Rock Climbs (available in Acadia, Clifton and Camden)
Up to 4 family members

Half Day Family Regular Price - $300.00, Special $269.00
Full Day Family Regular Price - $460.00, Special $399.00

up to two additional family members may be added for $30.00 each for half day, $40.00 each for full day. Families defined as 1 or 2 parents with their children who are 21 or younger.
Special Request for internationally licensed IFMGA level guide add $50.00 to total daily rate
Guided Summer Hiking Trips

Ratio

Acadia year round

Baxter State Park summer

 
Half Day*
Full Day
  Summer Day  
1:1 $100.00 $210.00   $260.00  
2:1 $60.00 $110.00   $135.00  
3:1 $50.00 $85.00   $105.00  
4:1 $40.00 $70.00   $85.00  
5:1 $35.00 $60.00   $75.00  
6:1 $35.00 $55.00   $65.00  

* Half day rates available Memorial Day - Columbus Day in Acadia National Park.

 

Winter Rates
Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing, Summit Climbs, Customized Private Sessions

1:1 300.00 per person.
2:1 160.00 per person.
3:1 145.00 per person.
4:1 130.00 per person.
5:1 120.00 per person.
6:1 110.00 per person.

Included Winter Equipment

All of the above fees include standard equipment as needed by the course such as Double Boots, Tents, Helmets, Crampons, Ice Axes, Transceivers, Probes, Shovels and haul sled. Sleeping bag, pads, mountaineering boot compatible skis, ski skins and other gear may be rented.

Overnight, meals and camping fees.

Overnight - add $25.00 per night.

Breakfast & Dinner - add $15.00 per meal. Clients who require a special diet should speak with us in advance (additional fees may apply).

Camping - invoiced at actual cost including guide. For trips in to Chimney Pond we strongly recommend the bunkhouse when it’s available as this generally makes for a much more relaxing client experience and requires much less gear to be brought in.

Chimney Pond or Roaring Brook Bunkhouse:  $40.00 per person per night.
Chimney Pond or Roaring Brook Lean to: 44.00 per leanto.


Open Enrollment Courses and Trips Schedule
 

Now taking reservations for skiing, mountaineering ice climbing and summer rock climbing

Acadia • Camden • Katahdin • Bangor
North Conway

Call today to reserve your spot

September Make your reservations now for fall rock climbing and winter ice climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia, Camden, Katahdin or New Hampshire and beyond!
28 - 2 WMA Wilderness First Responder Course and Certification - 5 day Intensive. United States Navy, Yokosuku, Japan. Instructor Jon Tierney. Contact AMG for information. Contact for detail
October Make your reservations now for fall rock climbing and winter ice climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia, Camden, Katahdin or New Hampshire and beyond!  
3 - 5 PCIA Top Rope Climbing Instructor Course, Ogiwayama, Japan. Instructor Jon Tierney. Contact AMG for information. Contact for detail
6 PCIA Top Rope Climbing Instructor Exam, Ogiwayama, Japan. Instructor Jon Tierney. Contact AMG for information. Contact for detail
7 - 10 PCIA Single Pitch and Top Rope Climbing Instructor Course, Acadia National Park. Contact for detail
10 PCIA Single Pitch and Top Rope Climbing Instructor Exam, Acadia National Park. Contact for detail
20 - 21 WMA Wilderness First Aid. Newry, ME. Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register - 207.824.2073. Instructor Jon Tierney. $265. commuter. $315. food / lodging
20 - 22 WMA Wilderness First Responder / WEMT Recertification. Newry, ME. Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register - 207.824.2073. Instructor Jon Tierney. $365. commuter. $445. food / lodging
28 - 31 PCIA Top Rope and Single Pitch Climbing Instructor Course and Exam as part of AORE International Conference. Contact AORE to register. $550.00
28 - 31 PCIA Top Rope and Single Pitch Climbing Instructor Provider Course as part of AORE International Conference. Contact AORE to register. $495.00
December Also Booking private and group reservations for:
Ice Climbing instruction and guiding in NH and ME, Mountaineering Skills / Technical Ascents / Backcountry Skiing on Washington or Katahdin
.
15 - 17 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement.Evening of 15th. $350.00
28 - 30 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. Evening of 28th. $350.00
31 - 1 Katahdin New Year's Winter Ascent. Hike to the top of Maine and be the first to see the sun in 2018. A two day winter trip to the top via Abol Trail. $225.00
January Also Booking private and group reservations for:
Ice Climbing instruction and guiding in NH and ME, Mountaineering Skills / Technical Ascents / Backcountry Skiing on Washington or Katahdin
.
5 - 7 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. Evening of 5th. $350.00
16 - 20 Wilderness First Responder / Wilderness EMT Upgrade, Orono, ME. Primary Instructor: Jon Tierney. $550.00
19 AIARE Avalanche Rescue and AMG Medical Care - scheduled to dovetail nicely into the AIARE Level 1 Course. Mount Washington Valley, NH. $140.00
19 - 21 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. Evening of 19th. $350.00
26 - 28 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. Evening of 26th. $350.00
February Also Booking private and group reservations for:
Ice Climbing instruction and guiding in NH and ME, Mountaineering Skills / Technical Ascents / Backcountry Skiing on Washington or Katahdin
.
2 - 4 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. Evening of 2nd. $350.00
2 AIARE Avalanche Rescue and AMG Medical Care - scheduled to dovetail nicely into the AIARE Level 2 Course. Mount Washington Valley, NH. $140.00
3 Mount Washington Winter Ascent. Reach the peak of New England in winter. $150.00
3 - 5 AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. $450.00
9 AIARE Avalanche Rescue and AMG Medical Care - scheduled to dovetail nicely into the AIARE Level 1 Course. Mount Washington Valley, NH. $140.00
9 - 11 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. Evening of 9th. $350.00
10 - 11 Katahdin Winter Ascent. Hike to the top of Maine. A two day winter trip to the top via Abol Trail. $225.00
24 - 25 Katahdin Winter Ascent. Hike to the top of Maine. A two day winter trip to the top via Abol Trail. $225.00
16 - 21 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course and Backcountry Skiing, Chic Chocs, Quebec. Includes AIARE Avalanche Rescue and AMG Medical Care. Includes travel and lodging. $1200.00
16 - 21 AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course and Backcountry Skiing, Chic Chocs, Quebec. Includes AIARE Avalanche Rescue and AMG Medical Care. Includes travel and lodging. $1200.00
16 - 21 Just want to ski? Backcountry Skiing in the Chic Chocs, Quebec. Includes AIARE Avalanche Rescue and AMG Medical Care. Includes travel and lodging. $995.00
March Make your reservations now for summer rock climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia, Camden, Katahdin or New Hampshire and beyond!
3 - 4 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Sugarloaf, USA. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. $350.00
9 AIARE Avalanche Rescue and AMG Medical Care, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. $140.00
9 - 11 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. Evening of 9th. $350.00
10 - 11 Katahdin Winter Ascent. Hike to the top of Maine. A two day winter trip to the top via Abol Trail. $225.00
16 AIARE Avalanche Rescue and AMG Medical Care, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. $140.00
17 Mount Washington Winter Ascent. Reach the peak of New England in winter. $150.00
17 - 19 AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course, Mount Washington Valley, NH. Group pricing available. Also available by private arrangement. $450.00
30 - 1 Steep Skiing / Snowboarding Skills, Mount Washington. Also available by private arrangement. $295.00
April Make your reservations now for summer rock climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia, Camden, Katahdin or New Hampshire and beyond!
6 - 8 Advanced Steep Skiing / Snowboarding and Ski Mountaineering Skills, Mount Washington. Also available by private arrangement. $295.00
21 - 28 Troll Peninsula Backcountry Skiing in Iceland. Includes basic avalanche awareness, companion rescue tune up and heli drop. Includes lodging, meals, guiding and local transportation. $2900.00
29 - 6 Iceland Sailing Yacht and Backcountry Skiing Expedition.Includes basic avalanche awareness, companion rescue tune up. Includes lodging, meals, guiding and local transportation. $4200.00
May Make your reservations now for summer rock climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia, Camden, Katahdin or New Hampshire and beyond!
18 - 19 WMA Wilderness First Aid. Newry, ME. Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register - 207.824.2073. Instructor Jon Tierney. $265. commuter. $315. food / lodging
18 - 20 WMA Wilderness First Responder / WEMT Recertification. Newry, ME. Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register - 207.824.2073. Instructor Jon Tierney. $365. commuter. $445. food / lodging
21 - 24 PCIA Single Pitch and Top Rope Climbing Instructor Course, Acadia National Park. $495.00
25 PCIA Single Pitch and Top Rope Climbing Instructor Exam, Acadia National Park. $150.00
 
     

2017 Summer Climbing and Adventure Camp Weeks.
Reserve a week or book a summer of fun.

RockPro I Introductory Climbing Camp
age 13 - 17

Who's it for? A new climber or someone who has been climbing indoors or outdoors only a few times.
6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Climbing technique, Belay / rappel methods, knots, lots of climbing, ropes course, spectacular sea cliffs

Details

June 25 - 1

Acadia National Park $1200.
July 9 - 15 Acadia National Park $1200.
July 16 - 22 White Mountains, NH $1200.
July 30 - 5 Acadia National Park $1200.
August 6 - 12 White Mountains, NH $1200.
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

RockPro II Intermediate Climbing Camp
age 13 - 17

Who's it for? A graduate of RP I or a climber who is pretty comfortable belaying and understands the basics of climbing and desires to learn to set up their own climbs.
6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Lots of learning about climbing gear and anchor construction as well as fine tuning belaying and rappelling skills.

Details

June 25 - 1

Acadia National Park $1200.00
July 9 - 15 Acadia National Park $1200.00
July 16 - 22 White Mountains, NH $1200.00
July 30 - 5 Acadia National Park $1200.00
August 6 - 12 White Mountains, NH $1200.00

Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

RockPro III Sport Climbing Camp (Advanced)
age 14 - 18

Who's it for? A frequent gym climber who wants to learn to sport climb outdoors. Should be capable of climbing 5.9 routes. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? introduction to lead climbing on bolt protected routes, focus on improving climbing techniques on steep climbs, transitions from climbing to descending from fixed anchors. Led by AMGA Rock Guide course graduate or higher level.

Details

July 9 - 15

Rumney & Pawtuckaway $1300.00
August 6 - 12 Kamarouska, Quebec & Clifton $1300.00
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

RockPro IV Traditional Lead Climbing Camp (Advanced)
age 14 - 18

Who's it for? A graduate of RockPro II or III or equivalent skills often gained by climbing with adult partners. Climber can belay and rappel comfortably without guidance, is able to build top rope anchors. 3:1 ratio with maximum of 6 campers.

What we do? A lot of great multi-pitch climbs on some of New England's best climbs in Maine and New Hampshire. Climbers will develop advanced anchoring, belaying and climbing skills along with the basics of partner rescue. Led by AMGA Rock Guide course graduate or higher level.

Details

July 16 - 22 Maine & New Hampshire $1300.00
Aug 13 - 19 Maine & New Hampshire $1300.00
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

Maine Coast Multi-Sport Adventure Camp
age 13 - 17

Who's it for? A motivated teenager motivated teenager who wants to pursue outdoor activities available on the coast of Maine. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Focuses on a mix of fun adventures in and around Acadia National Park. Typical activities include sea kayaking, hiking, camping, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, paddleboarding, and canoeing.

Details

June 25 - July 1 Acadia and Camden, ME $1200.00
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

North Woods Multi-Sport Adventure Camp
age 13 - 17

Who's it for? A motivated teen who wants to pursue outdoor activities in northern Maine. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Explore the landscapes, lakes and rivers of Baxter State Park and Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Common activities include canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, camping and whitewater rafting.

Details

July 2 - 8 Katahdin / Penobscot Region $999.00
July 16 - 22 Moosehead / Kennebec Region $999.00
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

Mountains and Sea Multi-Sport Adventure Camp
age 13 - 17

Who's it for? A motivated teen who wants to pursue both coastal and interior outdoor activities in the great state of Maine. 6:1 ratio with
maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? You will spend approximately half of the week in a coastal area sea kayaking, hiking and rock climbing followed by canoeing and hiking in
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and Baxter State Park.

Details

July 23 - 29 Acadia, Katahdin and Kennebec regions $999.00
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

Leadership, Wilderness First Aid and Search & Rescue Summit
age 16 - 18 (14 & 15 year olds may participate but are not eligible for official certification)

Who's it for? A motivated teen seeking to develop leadership, medical and search and rescue skills. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? a bit of hiking, rock climbing and canoeing mixed with training in wilderness first aid, search and rescue, emergency litter handling and rope skills.

Details

July 23 - 29 Acadia, Katahdin and Kennebec regions $1200.00
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

Young Explorer's Climbing Day Camp
ages 9 - 12

Who's it for? Children who are psyched on climbing and who are ready to start spending a day away from family. Emphasis on climbing related activities. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Rock climbing, rappelling, belaying, rope bridge crossings, challenge course, knots, hiking, swimming.

Details

June 26 - 30

Daily shuttle Orono, Brewer, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor $299.00
July 17 - 21 Daily shuttle Orono, Brewer, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor $299.00
July 31 - 4 Daily shuttle Orono, Brewer, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor $299.00
August 14 - 18 Daily shuttle Orono, Brewer, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor $299.00
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

Young Explorer's Climbing Overnight Camp
ages 9 - 12

Who's it for? Children who are psyched on climbing and are ready to start spending several days away from family. Emphasis on climbing related activities. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Rock climbing, rappelling, belaying, rope bridge crossings, challenge course, knots, hiking, swimming.

Details

June 26 - 30

Starts / Ends in Orono $399.00
July 17 - 21 Starts / Ends in Orono $399.00
July 31 - 4 Starts / Ends in Orono $399.00
August 14 - 18 Starts / Ends in Orono $399.00
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.
 

Young Explorer's Adventure Day Camp
ages 9 - 12

Who's it for? Children who like doing cool things outside and are ready to start spending a day away from family. Emphasis on a mix of adventure activities. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Rock climbing, hiking, swimming, canoeing and/or paddleboarding, rappelling, rope bridge crossings, challenge course, knots, caving, hiking, swimming, survival skills, nature study.

Details

July 10 - 14 Daily shuttle Orono, Brewer, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor $299.00
July 24 - 28 Daily shuttle Orono, Brewer, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor $299.00
August 7 - 11 Daily shuttle Orono, Brewer, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor $299.00
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

Young Explorer's Adventure Overnight Camp
ages 9 - 12

Who's it for? Children who like doing cool things outside and are ready to start spending several days away from family. Emphasis on a mix of adventure activities. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Rock climbing, hiking, swimming, canoeing and/or paddleboarding, rappelling, rope bridge crossings, challenge course, knots, caving, hiking, swimming, survival skills, nature study.

Details

July 10 - 14 Starts / Ends in Orono $399.00
July 24 - 28 Starts / Ends in Orono $399.00
August 7 - 11 Starts / Ends in Orono $399.00
Save some bucks through:
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.
Airport / Bus Station Pick Up and Drop Off Available from Bangor International Airport, Bangor Bus Terminals and Bar Harbor regional airport. $75.00 ea way

MULTI-WEEK SUMMER CAMPS

Just want to be outside... then put together any combination of summer camps for 2 - 6 weeks.

A History of
Leading the way...

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is the preeminent leader in climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia and across Maine. We specialize in designing customized experiences or training for you, your family or your group.

Directed by internationally recognized IFMGA guide Jon Tierney who has been climbing in Acadia since 1982. Jon has over 30 years of local and worldwide experience. The IFMGA requires full AMGA certification as a rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide.

Climbing instructors are certified by either the AMGA or the PCIA - many are certified by both. All guides are trained or certified by the AMGA.

• Since 1994 •
AMGCS is one of 30 AMGA accredited programs in the US and was one of the earliest to achieve accreditation.

AMGCS is the only climbing school in Maine to remain continuously accredited by the AMGA for eighteen years - several years longer than any other local service. We have had one or more full time AMGA certified rock instructors or rock guides on staff each year since 1994 - sixteen years more than any other local school.

• Since 2007 •
AMGCS has the distinction of also being accredited to the highest standards of the Professional Climbing Instructors Association. The PCIA requires all staff to be individually trained and certified.

Experience the difference.
Reach your peak with Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School.

 

 

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