"What would be a guide without someone to lead?" -Gaston Rebuffat

An early pioneer of guiding, Rebuffat couldn't have said it better. Our clients make our trips special and keep us smiling, year after year. But what do they think of us?
Please, take a moment and read just a handfull of the responses we've received through the years.


"The most memorable time of our lives." -Ryan Belleau after he and is daughter, Courtney Belleau, age 9, summitted Mt. Washington in Winter 2010!!

"Very knowledgeable, extremely positive. Best instructor I've ever had." -Dave Butler

"I teach scuba diving, and from an instructor viewpoint the display of technical info was excellent.   [Our guide] was extremely helpful with providing information. His attitude and concern for what we wanted was very professional and much appreciated. Thank you for a great day." -Outward Bound Instructor

"As a novice and observer, it is apparent to me that your knowledge, experience, and judgment justify the rather high degree of confidence which a student of the arts you teach must have in his/her instructor. You can be sure that if anyone asks, I would give a high recommendation." - Jon Huntington

"Thanks for the leadership you provided. I feel very fortunate to have chosen such an accomplished and qualified guide." -Paul Mickiewicz

"I thought the course was very educational. I've been climbing quite a while and learned many new skills. The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. A great experience." -Brett Eyben

" [Our guide's] friendly, patient, professional, and confident demeanor removed all doubts and fears we had at the outset of our adventure. We all had a fun and wonderful climbing experience. I'm hooked and can't wait to climb again!" -Chris Dougherty

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.

All AMGCS instructors are certified by either the AMGA or the PCIA and all guides have been 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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