Matt Shove

Location Jackson, Wy

Role Senior Guide

Years Guiding 15

About Matt Shove

Matt is from Connecticut where he resides in the greater Hartford area with his wife Stacy and children Riley and Ryan.  He grew up climbing on the Traprock Cliffs.  Matt guides the rest of the year in the Northeast including Connecticut’s Ragged Mountain, the Gunks, New Hampshire’s Mt Washington Valley, and the Adirondacks. Matt has had many trips to Alaska, Red Rocks, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, City of Rocks, North Cascades, and a few laps on Mt. Rainier. Other technical experiences include teaching rope rescue techniques to mountain rescue personnel, firefighters, and military personnel.
Matt has developed a passion for teaching mountain skills to guests to help them become functioning members of the climbing team.  He enjoys building a series of logical progressions for his guests that provide the appropriate level of learning with graduated challenges.

Certifications:

  • - AMGA Certified Rock Instructor
  • - AMGA Alpine Guide Course and Ice Instructor Course Graduat
  • - AMGA SPI Provider
  • - AIARE Level II Avalanche
  • - Wilderness First Responder

Testimonials

  • Matt and Keith were outstanding.  I really appreciate their expertise and capabilities.  It is obvious that they know what they are doing in the wilderness.

    — Andy Fox
  • JHMG is an amazing organization. They listen to what I want in a trip experience then seek to take it one step bigger & better.

    — Mike Long
  • JHMG will teach you what you desire and create exceptional moments in the mountain setting.

    — Ryan Hoynacki
  • My experiences with JHMG have been uniformly outstanding.   Each guide that has worked with me over the years has taken a genuine interest in helping me advance my climbing.  The levels of professionalism, expertise, and interest in teaching among the guides I have worked with has been top-notch.

    — David Matthews
  • If you want to climb safely with confidence and learn about WHAT you are actually doing and climbing…Pick JHMG.  Hands down the best guys for the job!  YEARS of experience and professionalism are very obvious from the moment you step inside the shop.  Nice guys, well trained and fun to climb with!

    — Darren Davis
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