Private Instruction
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School provides the broadest in house selection of cutting edge guide education courses in the United States. We understand that Mountain Guiding is more than rope work, and that you'll need courses in wilderness medicine, high angle rescue, avalanche awareness, search and rescue, and adventure facilitation as well as AMGA guide education courses to achieve your goals.

Wether you are just starting out and would like to consult with 20 year outdoor education veteran, avalanche instructor, certified guide, and paramedic Jon Tierney on your career plan, just need to fit a course into your schedule and want to make sure it is cutting edge, or would like to host one of our courses at your institution, we can help.

Just contact us with your requirements or a request for consulting rates. We look forward to working with you!

Training Courses

PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor

PCIA Top Managed Climbing Instructor

PCIA Lead Climbing Instructor

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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