My Certifications

The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) inspires an exceptional client experience as the premier source for training, credentials, resource stewardship and services for professional mountain guides and climbing instructors in the United States…..We offer a series of training courses and exams designed to certify guides and climbing instructors to the highly respected, internationally recognized, standards of the AMGA. ~AMGA website

  • Single Pitch Instructor 3 day course in April 2009 and passed the 2 day SPI Assessment May 2011.
  • Successfully completed 10 day AMGA Rock Guide Course 3/10/15 – 3/19/15  “…Dean consistently demonstrated the ability to manage risk accordingly. He was able to identify risks, focus on and maintain adequate client security and was attentive to his own security. This is an area that Dean did very well in.” (excerpt from RGC instructors written evaluation)

“Dean has great communication and presentation skills.”  Jim Ablao AMGA Instructor

Dean is a great guy, and an excellent instructor. He is very knowledgeable and safe. I had a great time, and would recommend him to anyone.” ~Fred~