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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

Address: 228 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-8186
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Ranked #2 of 63 Activities in Bar Harbor
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Experience a half-day or full day climb with Maine’s original and most respected climbing school...
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Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Outdoor Activities
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Experience a half-day or full day climb with Maine’s original and most respected climbing school. Acadia Mountain Guides is one of the most sought out leaders of climbing instruction and guide education in the US. We specialize in designing unique, personalized climbing experiences for all ages and abilities on the scenic shores of Acadia and throughout Maine! Join us for a healthy and fun activity that is guaranteed to be a highlight of your vacation.All equipment is provided. Unlike other local seasonal climbing services, guiding is our profession! We guide year round on rock, snow, and ice. 100% of our staff are independently trained and certified above national guiding and medical standards set by the American Mountain Guides Association and the Professional Climbing Instructors Association. AMGCS has the distinction of being the only school in Maine to be dually accredited by both the AMGA and the PCIA. AMG has been under the same consistent ownership since opening in 1993. The owner, Jon Tierney, began guiding in 1983 in Acadia and is one of a handful of Americans to earn the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) guide license. The IFMGA license is the PhD of guiding and requires full AMGA certification as a rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide. We look forward to meeting you on the rocks!

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Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

In January 2015 I took a 4 day winter mountaineering course with guide Dick Chasse to help prepare me for an upcoming climb in South America. After telling AMG what my goals were they suggested Mt. Washington in NH as a suitable mountain to hone my skills in a similar environment to what I would encounter down South. The customized... More 

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Revere, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Towards the end of the season my boyfriend and I spent the weekend at Acadia. I did my research and found the Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School. I called them up and said I wanted to climb the otter cliffs in Acadia National Park. They were very courteous, prompt, and informative. Our guide Dick met us as the shop and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Our group tackled Katahdin in February with Dick and Pat, and it was spectacular. It was educational, exhilarating, and FUN! Can't wait to go again!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

In June 2014, Dick Chasse guided our group ranging from age 8 to 48, and the location was challenging (yet achievable) for all of us first timers. He was great with the kids and adults. If you have never tried mountain climbing, consider Acadia Mountain Guides.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sceneries like no other. Go there. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Kids enjoyed the upper bubble and some of the scenic views we stopped at. A lot of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Let's start with I have never climbed before. I was nervous and a little scared...but, excited. Our guide was wonderful. He explained everything verbally and visually for me. He varied his instructions between me and my boyfriend (who has climbed before). Though I was a little nervous the whole time, being scared was quickly replaced with having fun. We repelled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I'm always crazy about adventures and this was one of those memorable ones. Our guide took us climbing along the coastal. Even though it was cloudy, the views were spectacular! They were very accommodating to our needs and I love that they do private guides so we could get the most of our climbs. For our half day introductory rock... More 

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Orrington, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was such an amazing experience for my daughter! She was a little hesitant about overnight camp but she had a blast and learned so many new things! The staff were all very knowledgeable in climbing and did a great job teaching young children the beginning skills for the sport. Such an excellent camp for boosting a childs confidence in... More 

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Pelham Manor, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My daughter, who is 14, and I had a great experience climbing Otter Point in the evening. We felt safe and secure and appropriately challenging. One climb was particularly memorable as it felt we we lowered ourselves to near sea level and climbed up with the sea below us. A great experience for both us. Special thanks to our guide,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

I had never been climbing before and my guide Dick Chasse was great. I came out at the end of the day feeling like I learned a ton for the amount of time that I spent (half day). I am going back for sure!

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