American Alpine Club
Generations of climbers have benefited from the work of the AAC. Join today to get global rescue service, the American Alpine Journal, Accidents in North American Mountaineering, hut discounts, and more. Membership also supports the country’s largest grants program for climbers, as well as vital conservation and advocacy initiatives that protect the places we climb. Discover the AAC for yourself at one of their events, like the annual Craggin’ Classic. Visit the AAC website.
American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education
In the mountains, a knowledge of snow and an ability to assess avalanche hazards is integral to safety for winter skiers and climbers. JHMG has a dedicated core of year-round guides that enjoy teaching a variety of avalanche courses. AIARE is a nationally recognized non-profit group, dedicated to keeping avalanche professionals in the field up-to-date with the latest in research, skills, and technology. JHMG avalanche classes are AIARE certified and our avalanche instructors are AIARE qualified. Visit the AIARE website.
American Mountain Guides Association
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides is an AMGA accredited guide service. We support guide training and certification as a way for new guides to develop and enhance their guiding skills. We also facilitate AMGA access to mountain terrain important for AMGA programs. JHMG owner Rob Hess serves on the AMGA Board of Directors and owner Phil Powers was a former member of the board. Rob Hess previously served as the Technical Director of the AMGA, a position that put him in charge of the standards for AMGA courses, exams and Instructor Pool. Visit the AMGA website.
Leave No Trace
Our former and late President, Jim Ratz, was instrumental in the formation of LNT. JHMG is a partner with LNT, promoting LNT skills and ethics in all of our areas of operation. Several of our guides are LNT Masters and all are trained in LNT ethics. Visit the LNT website.
JHMG operates many programs in very diverse areas, from desert splitters to frozen waterfalls to long alpine routes to light and fast ski mountaineering trips. It is hard to find a company that supplies the highest quality ropes for a variety of endeavors. Mammut is just that company. In the opinion of JHMG, Mammut rope quality, durability and selection is unsurpassed by any other company and therefore the exclusive supplier of ropes to JHMG. Visit the Mammut website.
The winds blow hard and fast at our Corbet High Camp, perched at 11,000 feet on the rocky flanks of the Grand Teton. Only the sturdiest tents survive these winds as well as the high UV exposure at this altitude, and Mountain Hardwear provides us with these well constructed and bomber tents. Our clients enjoy the privacy of their own tents and bed down in Mountain Hardwear sleeping bags while at our high camp. We also use Mountain Hardwear Alpine Sport packs while climbing the Grand and other mountains in the Tetons, Wind Rivers, and Beartooths. Visit the Mountain Hardwear website. Visit the Mountain Hardwear website.
Salewa is truly a brand that is born of the mountains. With a full line of approach, ascent, hiking and technical climbing footwear, any hiker or mountaineer will find a pair of shoes perfect for them. Featuring a 100% blister-free guarantee, they have a unique shoe construction called “3F” technology that allows for variable lacing for different areas of the foot as well as a heel cup that keeps your heel in place. Add in durable construction and unrivaled support and traction and you get an ideal shoe for the mountains/canyons/trails that we all love to play in. Visit theSalewa website.
Located around the corner from the Jackson Hole Mountain Guides office in downtown Jackson, this outdoor store is a key retailer for many of our clients. Skinny Skis partners with JHMG every winter in an effort to educate backcountry users in avalanche awareness. JHMG teaches nearly 100 skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers avalanche skills annually. Visit the Skinny Skis website.
Summit for Someone
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides is pleased to partner with this dedicated organization that runs benefit climbs throughout western North America. In return for fundraising, climbers can ascend a peak of their choice and receive some great outdoor clothing and gear. Summit for Someone mountain ascents raise funds for Big City Mountaineers, a volunteer-driven non-profit that enables hundreds of inner-city teens to experience the wonder of the wilderness. Our guides thoroughly enjoy the diverse group of clients that sign up for our climbs of the Grand Teton, Gannett Peak, and other peaks–Summit for Someone is a professionally run non-profit that we highly recommend. Visit the Summit for Someone.