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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

228 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1739
+1 207-288-8186
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Great Guide & Great Climbs!

I had an awesome climb with guide Andrew! He did a great job teaching me how to perform all of the... read more

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caseyjdub
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Bar Harbor, Maine
Great Guides, Great Time

I recently did an excursion with Acadia Mountain Guides to Otter Cliffs with Shannon, one of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
hhjeffer
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Oxford, Mississippi
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A tradition of excellence. Featured in Outside Magazine, the Boston Globe, Downeast Magazine, National Geographic Adventure and on Bill Green's Maine, CBS, Maine PBS among many others. 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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228 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1739
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Reviewed today

I had an awesome climb with guide Andrew! He did a great job teaching me how to perform all of the skills so that I was comfortable climbing and could do them on my own. 10/10 would recommend!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I recently did an excursion with Acadia Mountain Guides to Otter Cliffs with Shannon, one of the guides, and it was incredible. She was so helpful and knowledgable about climbing that it really made my time climbing an incredible time. They were very flexible about...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mark is a badass and Team Killing It loved every moment. This was the highlight of a really awesome trip!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent! Christian was our guide for a full day. Christian was fantastic and was able to give us lots of different climbs that were all within our comfort level and experience. He also gave us some coaching on anchor building and general climbing and gear...More

Thank Dan C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The counselors, Forest and "Tofu", were nice, fun, and funny. Climbing was fun. I felt safe. Sea Stack at Otter was my favorite climb. I learned how to tie a double bowline and how to place a good cam. The food was yummy. I want...More

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Breath taking views! The staff was knowledgeable and fun to work with. I would definitely do it again!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Last night we went for an evening climb to celebrate my daughters 10th birthday with Mark. My 8 year old son was also with us. Mark took us on an incredible adventure where we climbed cliffs descending into the ocean. It was our first time...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Needed some last minute hiking supplies and we were greeted with excellent service and got a great deal!

Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of the trip for the kids. We had ages 9 to 16 and everyone enjoyed it. The heights/cliffs can be a little scary for the younger kids but the guides help with that Ask for Abby - she was great.

Thank Sean R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Andrew was our climbing guide and he really helped me and my girlfriend feel comfortable while climbing up some of the awesome paths at otter cliffs. He had a great knowledge of climbing and offered good insights when needed during a difficult climb. I would...More

Thank Mitchell W
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pbeleck
24 June 2015|
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Response from AMGCS | Property representative |
Acadia Mountain Guides is pleased to announce that, effective 6/1/2017, we are once again taking climbers of all ages climbing. We welcome families with young children to get the out on the rocks regardless of age.
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Dani C
11 March 2015|
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Response from AMGCS | Property representative |
Hi Dani Karen has pointed you in the right direction! A half day if 4 hours (8am-noon or 1pm-5pm) and a full day is 7-8 hours and normally begin around 9:00AM. These programs would be with you, your partner, and the... More
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