Jacob Schmitz


My love for the outdoors started as a young kid growing up in Southern California, spending weekends camping with the family and rock climbing in the Boy Scouts. In the late 90s, I moved to Yosemite, where my passion for big walls and long alpine routes flourished. After living the “dirtbag climber” lifestyle, I started an apprenticeship guiding in Alaska and Argentina. After years of gaining experience and working on my craft, I became a certified Alpine Guide from the American Mountain Guide Association. Since then, I’ve been fortunate to guide many wonderful guests worldwide, helping them achieve their goals. I have worked with my guests on many different levels. Everything from climbing multiple mountains during one expedition to assisting them in gaining the skills and experience necessary to climb the mountain of their dreams.

For the last 20 years, I have been focused on larger expeditions and guiding the “Seven Summits.” I now split my time guiding in North America, Nepal, and Africa. When I am not in the mountains I live in The Netherlands with my wife Anne and our two daughters.

Mountain and Guiding Resume Highlights:

  •Mount Everest, Nepal 5 times

  •Makalu, Nepal 2 times

  •Ama Dablam, Nepal

  •Kyajo Ri, NepalJacob Schmitz

  •Lobuche, Nepal

  •Island Peak, Nepal

  •Cho Oyu, Tibet China

  •Bogda Feng, China

  •Spantik, Pakistan

  •Denali, Alaska 23 times, 19 summits

  •Aconcagua, Argentina 35 times, 28 summits

  •Mount Vinson, Antarctica  10 times

  •Elbrus, Russia

  •Carstensz Pyramid, Indonesia

  •Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

  •Mount Kenya, Kenya


  •Ecuador volcanos, Ecuador

  •Mexico volcanos, Mexico

  •Cordillera Real, Bolivia

  •Tetons, Wyoming USA

  •Cascades, Washington USA

 •Sierra Nevada, California  USA

  • 2nd ascent Canadian Route. Fitz Roy, Patagonia

  •North Pillar, Fitz Roy, Patagonia

  •Many “Big Walls” in Yosemite & Zion

I am proud to be a Senior Guide for Mountain Trip worldwide and Jackson Hole Mountain Guides in Wyoming.


  •AMGA Certified Alpine Guide

  •Pro 2 Avalanche

  •Wilderness First Responder

  • Leave no Trace








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