Jack Klim

I was born in a snow bank in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (The U.P). My folks raised me to be prepared for anything and embrace the harsh winters up North.  The Great Lakes was a humbling place to grow up but I moved west to pursue a Bachelors degree at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.  Over the last 5 years I built a strong foundation working for the Colorado Outward Bound School, leading 30-day mountaineering courses and now teaching our staff trainings by delivering our Alpine Skills curriculum.  Since graduating I have cut my teeth in the San Juan Mountains teaching avalanche courses and ski guiding out of where I currently call home, Silverton.  I have worked hard to travel the world with my brother climbing and skiing exotic volcanos in Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Washington, and Oregon.  I am currently pursuing my ski, rock and alpine certifications with the American Mountain Guides Association.

I am passionate about creating memories in the mountains with extraordinary people! Developing relationships through deep-bellied laughter and sharing philosophies over a warm cup of coffee high up on Denali, is the essence of my spirit.  I am very gregarious individual that wants to make the most out of the time we have in these beautiful places. I enjoy playing the tenor saxophone and studied Jazz for part of my life.  In the past two years I started paragliding and have become fascinated by exploring our world from the sky!  Nothing gets me more excited then prepping for a large expeditions and working together to create an unforgettable experience.  This will be my fourth year working with Mountain Trip and I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by incredibly professional and like-minded mountain folk.  I hope to see you on my rope!

“Do not ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs are more people who have come alive”

-Howard Thurman.

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