Welcome To Appalachian Mountain Institute
Guided Rock Climbing
Appalachian Mountain Institute provides you with a fun and exciting outdoor adventure on the cliffs of North Carolina near Asheville and Brevard. AMI climbing guides are happy to provide guided beginner climbing trips and advanced guided multipitch rock climbing trips. AMI will provide you with all necessary climbing gear you need and the knowledge and skilled AMGA certified climbing guides to have a fun rock climbing experience. Whether you are looking for beginning climbing experience or want to climb a NC classic multipitch climbing such as "Looking Glass Rock, the Nose" AMI climbing guides can take you there. AMI works with groups, families, or individuals of all ages. Rock climbing opportunities abound year round in North Carolina. So if you are visiting the area near Asheville, rock climbing is a great way to explore the mountains.
Guided Ice Climbing
Winter in North Carolina offers more than rock climbing; NC is home to some fabulous ice climbing as well. Ice climbing is an exciting way to experience the cliff faces of North Carolina. Ice climbing utilizes ice climbing gear to scale vertical flows of ice. AMI climbing guides can lead you on an experience to be remembered. AMI climbing guides have the experience to teach you how to use the climbing gear such as crampons and ice axes safely for maximum efficiency and enjoyment. So if you are in the area of Asheville, ice climbing is a great winter opportunity. Interested in traveling? AMI offers ice climbing trips.
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses and Exams
AMI offers AMGA Single Pitch Instructor courses and exams. The AMGA SPI courses are geared toward the outdoor professional who leads trips for camps, colleges or guide services. Individuals who find themselves leading trips for beginners in any fashion would also benefit from this course. The courses are licensed under the American Mountain Guide Association and are taught by Patrick Weaver, Certified Rock Instructor and SPI Provider.
AMI Rock Climbing Instruction
AMI offers fun, quality climbing instruction for those wishing to develop skills for climbing. Whether you are just starting out or looking to enhance your multipitch climbing skills, AMI will have a rock climbing course that you can learn from. Courses are offered near Asheville North Carolina and Kentucky.
- Rock intro: beginning climbing instruction
- Advance Rock: Traditional leading instruction
- Expert Rock: Multipitch climbing instruction
- AMI Anchor Seminar: Climbing Anchor instruction
- Rescue I & Rescue II: Climbing self rescue
Climbing Instructor Training
Organizations such as camps, boy scouts, and college programs will benefit from the increased skill and judgment development provided by the AMI Climbing Instructor Training course. AMI focuses on holistic instruction emphasizing technical skills, instructional skills, and judgment development.
AMI operates in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains near Asheville and Brevard North Carolina. NC offers some incredible climbing in a variety of places such as Looking Glass, Linville Gorge, and Rumbling Bald. If your club, gym, organization or university would like to schedule a climbing course or staff training please contact us to discuss your on site options, if you need us to come to you. AMI also operates in Red River Gorge Kentucky, offering crack climbing seminars, SPI Courses and exams, and instructional courses.
AMI emphasizes highly experienced and trained climbing guides and instructors with a talent for instruction. All of the AMI guides have extensive climbing experience and AMGA technical training and certification. AMI owner, Patrick Weaver, has 20 years climbing experience, is a professionally certified American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Rock Instructor, and is an AMGA Single Pitch Provider. Patrick has a Masters Degree in Risk Management in Adventure Education with emphasis on judgment development and 13 years professional instructional experience. Check out the bios of each guide and you will see the difference. To learn more about the AMI climbing guide check out the bio page.
Appalachian Mountain Institute offers special trips and courses in a range of locations. AMI offers the Crack Climbing Clinic in Red River Gorge Kentucky. Ice climbing in New England takes you to some spectacular ice climbing. Seneca Rocks trips explore one of the most spectacular locations on the East Coast. Red Rocks NV is the land of multipitch climbing.