Appalachian Mountain Institute is a guide service and instructional institute dedicated to guiding and educating others who have a spirit for the mountains. To learn more about AMI check out the following pages.
- Guided Rock Climbing
- Guided Ice Climbing
- AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses and Exams
- AMI Rock Climbing Instruction
- Climbing Instructor Training
- Destination Trips
Who We Are
AMI emphasizes highly experienced and trained guides and instructors with a talent for instruction. All of the AMI guides have extensive climbing experience and AMGA technical training. AMI owner, Patrick Weaver, has 21 years climbing experience, is a American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Rock Instructor, and is an AMGA Single Pitch Provider. Patrick brings a unique set of experiences that can make a difference in the guiding and instructional experience. Patrick has a Masters Degree in Risk Management in Adventure Education with emphasis on judgment development and 13 years professional instructional experience.
Learn more by visiting the Guides Bios
AMI operates in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina near Asheville and Brevard. NC offers some incredible climbing in a variety of places such as Looking Glass, Linville Gorge, and Rumbling Bald. If your club, gym, or university would like to schedule a course 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.
Learn more about AMI’s philosophy and mission. Our service is different by virtue of our goals toward our customers and community.
AMI has a long list of customers who have enjoyed the AMI experience. Learn more by visiting the testimonials and see for yourself.