About Us

Our History


Since 2010 we have been setting the standards for Hiking & Backpacking Guides (Mountain Leaders) in the United States. We follow professional international standards that have been in place for many years in Europe, South America and Southeast Asia.

In the United States, up until 2010, there existed no formal training that was Nationally recognized for hiking & backpacking guides. Our curriculum, training and assessments have been approved by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior and International Mountain Leaders from European and South American countries.

Since 2010 we have trained hundreds aspirant guides and certified over 700. Our list continues to grow as provide quality and professional training to the United States.

Mission Statement

To be the definitive resource of training and certification for Hiking & Backpacking Guides and Mountain Leaders in the United States.