Dale Remsberg fell in love with the mountains as a kid in the Pacific Northwest. Now, as technical director for the American Mountain Guides Association, they’re his office. “Right from my very first AMGA course, I just knew that to make guiding a career, I had to become an AMGA guide.
”Now certified to guide skiers and climbers across the world, Remsberg also teaches aspiring guides the finer points of mountain safety. “It’s very intellectual when your clients are young guides. You have to make sure you’re on top of your game.
”Safety is a guide’s biggest priority, and having reliable, high-performance equipment isn’t negotiable. “Your gear has to do its job so you can focus on decision-making,” he says. That’s why Casio Pro Trek PRW3500 is essential: Its barometer allows Remsberg to keep an eye on changing weather in remote locations, and its precision altimeter helps him navigate at night or in whiteout conditions. “It has to be accurate,” he says, which is why Pro Trek partnered with AMGA to provide watches to all of its instructors.
With altitude readings to within a meter, a solar-charging battery, and buttons that are easy to use even with gloves on, Remsberg relies on the Pro Trek whether he’s climbing at home in the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado or guiding in Alaska and Patagonia. “I have clients that I’ve been working with for 15 years,” he says. “That’s what high-level guiding is—taking people into the wild places and doing it safely and competently.”