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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

Updated: October 23, 2007

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is a full service, year-round climbing school. We are committed to sharing our passion for the mountains with you throughout the seasons from the shores of coastal Maine to the peaks of the world’s greatest ranges.

Sample Program

  • AIARE Level 1 and Level 2 Avalanche Courses: ME, NH, VT, on-site
  • PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor Course / Instructor Trainer Course: on-site
  • PCIA Top Rope & Single Pitch Climbing Instructor Courses: ME, NH, on-site
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses: ME, NH, on-site
  • AMGA Rock Guide Course: ME, NH, Joshua Tree, Red Rock
  • WMA Wilderness Medical Courses – WFR, WFA, WAFA, WEMT: on-site
  • Book a group for rock or ice climbing in Maine or New Hampshire
  • Book a destination mountaineering or climbing trip to Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico Canada and beyond!

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School offers a complete selection of beginner through advanced rock and ice climbing programs in our home area of Acadia National Park. AMGCS also provides instruction and guiding in the White Mountains, Baxter State Park, and in nearby Camden and Clifton, Maine. If you are looking for more adventure then consider a climbing, mountaineering or skiing trip to the western states, South America, Europe, Canada or Asia. Whatever your mountain dreams are, AMGCS can help you reach them!

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is an AMGA accredited climbing school and is directed by Jon Tierney, an internationally licensed IFMGA mountain guide with 25 years of outdoor leadership experience. All of our staff are friendly, seasoned climbers who have invested a great deal of time into professional training courses and certification exams to further insure you of a high quality and memorable experience with the utmost attention to your safety.

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art instruction and guiding that maximizes your experience and minimizes physical and emotional risk and environmental impacts. We seek to continually develop and share cutting edge methods with our peers that improve the delivery of instruction to clients and that promote responsible guiding, recreational climbing and wilderness use.

Looking for outdoor equipment? Alpenglow Adventure Sports maintains a full selection of climbing and backpacking equipment, as well as ropes course and climbing wall supplies.


Address 1: PO Box 121
City: Orono
State/Province: Maine
Country: United States
Postal Code: 04473


Phone: 207-866-7562
Contact Person: Jon Tierney