Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Fox Mountain Guides & Climbing School?

Most highly trained guides in the industry

Rock climbing is a great adventure, but it isn’t without risk. That is why you want to hire the most highly trained guides in the industry to lead you into the mountains. Fox Mountain Guides was the first (and is still only one of two) American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) accredited guide services in the region, a status it has held for fifteen consecutive years.  There is no one more qualified than our company to ensure that you have a safe, fantastic trip.

All guides and instructors are AMGA certified for the terrain they guide

We are climbing professionals who pride ourselves on providing excellent service and the highest possible quality instruction. To that end, we employ ONLY guides and instructors who are certified by the AMGA, and our guides and instructors only guide in terrain for which they are certified. Unlike other companies, we will not assign someone trained exclusively in single pitch terrain to guide you up a multi-pitch route. We don’t offer alpine training courses taught by uncertified rock climbing guides. If you go ice climbing with us, your instructor will have had ice instructor training by the AMGA.

While other companies may hire guides with either no certification or a certification from another entity, we only recognize AMGA training because it the sole internationally recognized certification and is THE standard in guiding both in the United States and abroad.

We are the Southeast’s first AMGA accredited guide service

Additionally, Fox Mountain Guides was the first rock climbing guide service in the Southeast to be accredited by the AMGA, a distinction it has held for fifteen consecutive years. What does that mean to you? It means that we have a long history of excellence. We go through a regular, rigorous accreditation review that examines every aspect of our program to ensure it meets the AMGA’s highest standards. We are proud to be the only guide service based in North Carolina who is accredited by the AMGA.

We love what we do

While we value training and certification, it is equally important to us that we employ guides who truly love what they do and who want to share their passion for climbing with you.  At heart, our guides are adventurers. When not working with our guests, you’ll likely find them climbing both locally and all over the world honing their craft. They understand the significance of your climbing experience and will strive to provide you with an unforgettable day.

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