Matt Brook Receives Prestigious AMGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by Admin / July 2nd, 2013

Matt Brooks of San Francisco has recently been awarded the prestigious American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given annually to individuals who embody outstanding mountain guiding achievements.

To qualify, recipients must be a U.S. citizen (for at least 30 years), contribute greatly to the mountain guiding profession and exhibit personal qualities such as moral courage, integrity and loyalty. Based on the qualifications, it is easy to see why Matt Brooks was this year’s choice for the AMGA Award.

Matt Brooks of San Francisco was recognized for his extraordinary accomplishments in mountaineering. His efforts to create awareness about mountaineering and to promote safety are second to none. Although he has reached the pinnacle of success as far as awards go, Matt still continues to educate others about respecting the outdoors and remaining safe while on adventures.

His passion for safety was the inspiration for his company Brooks-Range. Early in his career, Brooks realized that the equipment available to explorers were substandard. He set out to create new products that would help keep adventurers safe as they sought higher summits and deeper seas.


Matt Brooks has a unique understanding of the sport of mountaineering

Posted by Admin / November 30th, 2012

Matt Brooks has a unique understanding of the sport of mountaineering through his time as a certified international mountain guide. It was there that he came up with his revolutionary Ski Guide Cards and his Brooks-Range Rescue Sled.


Making the majority of its products in the United States

Posted by Admin / November 27th, 2012

William Mathews Brooks’ company, Brooks-Range, is not just known for its top quality gear, but also for making the majority of its products in the United States.


Matt Brooks flew a retrofitted Cessna 501 Citation I/SP around the globe

Posted by Admin / November 24th, 2012

Among his world records in aviation is Brooks’ flight around the world in the lightest aircraft ever to make the attempt. In 2004, Matt Brooks flew a retrofitted Cessna 501 Citation I/SP around the globe, beginning and ending in New Jersey.


William Mathews Brooks continues to make adjustments

Posted by Admin / November 21st, 2012

William Mathews Brooks continues to make adjustments to the rescue sled that motivated him to start his mountaineering equipment company. He now has four unique designs.


Matt Brooks loves sailing

Posted by Admin / November 18th, 2012

Matt Brooks loves sailing and he has restored and raced two amazing yachts from the pre-World War II era


Matt Brooks Is Committed To Outdoor Sports

Posted by Admin / November 15th, 2012

Matt Brooks of San Francisco is a California native with a life-long interest in outdoor sports. He began sailing at an early age in Monterey Bay and eventually began racing in San Francisco Bay with his first yacht, the Quarter Pounder. He sailed under the St. Francis flag and has been a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club since 1976. William Mathews Brooks is also an accomplished mountaineer with first ascents in the Sierras and French alps. He founded a company committed to providing top quality mountaineering gear and recently received the Presidential Gold Medal as awarded by the American Mountain Guides Association. Finally, Matt Brooks is an accomplished aviator and began soloing as a pilot at the young age of 13. He has since gone on to set various world records in flying and is known for flying a specialized Citation business jet.

Matt Brooks Cares About Charity

William Mathews Brooks cares very much for the communities he belongs to, whether through sport or location. He is a member and contributor to several different groups and charities. He belongs to three yacht clubs, including the New York Yacht Club, the Antigua Yacht Club and the aforementioned St. Francis Yacht Club. He is a trustee at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, the International Yacht Restoration School and the Brooks-Mathews Foundation, where he is both the vice-president and a trustee. He is also a long-standing director and officer at the American Mountain Guides Association. Additionally, Brooks served as the Chairman of the Girls, Inc.

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