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Fox Mountain GuidesFox Mountain Guides and Climbing School is unique in the Southeast region because of many factors, all of which stem from our pursuit of “Excellence in Guiding and Instruction”.  We are extremely proud of our company and with any guide service, the core of our company is our Instructors and Guides. Our Guides have worked and climbed across North America and around the world gaining many years of experience and training from the American Mountain Guides Association and other training organizations. Fox Mountain Guides uses only AMGA Certified Guides and we are the only guide service in the region that upholds this incredibly high standard.

Our Mission Statement

“As an outdoor adventure guide service and a climbing school, we strive to innovate/incorporate cutting edge climbing practices and technology and to invite the public into the climbing community.  The mission of Fox Mountain Guides is to provide the highest available standards of instruction and guiding”.

How Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School stands out:
  • The largest Guide Service in the Southeast region with over 4,000 client days nationwide in 2011.
  • The Southeast’s only Program Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association (one of only 30 Programs that have received AMGA Accreditation in the entire country). Gained Accreditation in 2005.
  • The only Guide Service in the Southeast that hires only AMGA Certified Instructors and Guides.
  • Has been offering guide services, instruction and training courses worldwide for over a decade.
  • We are heavily involved in the local and national climbing community organizing events and donating over $6,500 to climbing organizations in 2011 alone.
  • We have been featured in TV shows and publications such as Discovery Channel and ABC, New York Times, and Atlanta Journal.
  • Bricks and mortar offices, classrooms and outfitter store in Pisgah Forest, NC.

Fox_Mountain_Guides_and_Guides_Gear_Outfitters._North_CarolinaFox Mountain Guides and its employees have been featured in or written articles for many publications, worked with TV Companies and either trained or been consultants to Universities, Outdoor Programs, Organizations and Military Groups. Below is a list of some of the Newspapers and Magazines that we have been featured in, TV Companies that we have worked with and Universities, Military Groups and Organizations that we have trained faculty, personnel or employees for:

Newspapers and Magazines:
  • New York Times
  • Atlanta Journal
  • Charlotte Observer
  • Charlotte Life Magazine
  • Backpacker Magazine
  • Rock and Ice Magazine
  • Southern Living Magazine
  • Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
  • Asheville Citizen Times
  • Hendersonville Times
  • Transylvania Times
  • Breathe Magazine
Featured on TV shows:
  • Discovery Chanel
  • Travel Chanel
  • PBS
  • UNCTV
  • ABC
Military Training for:
  • US Special Forces
  • 82nd Airborne
  • US Marine Corps
  • US Army Rangers
Schools Group Programs for:
  • Lovett School, JOE Program
  • Tampa Prep
  • Asheville School
  • Stone Mountain School
 Training Programs for Universities and Colleges:
  • Indiana State
  • Ohio State
  • Penn State
  • Mississippi State
  • Duke University
  • Appalachian State
  • Georgia College & State University
  • University of Alabama
  • Georgia Tech
  • Western Carolina University
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Montreat College
  • Brevard College
  • Kent State University
 Training Organizations:
  • Outward Bound USA
  • NOLS
  • REI
  • Boy Scouts of America