Chase was born in Washington state and began spending time in the Cascade mountains at an early age. Following his time at the University of Idaho, he began his guiding career on Mount Rainier and in the Alaska Range and has since spent the last several seasons in the Teton Range with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. When not in the Tetons, Chase now resides in Boulder, CO but can be found climbing rock or ice throughout the western US.
Chase Nelson was hands down the best climbing guide I’ve ever hired. That young man is something special.
— Kirk Elam
Always professional, always personable, always safe, always considerate. They take the time to develop a plan with the client that creates a fun and challenging experience; also, they provide valuable teaching moments along the way. I look forward to using their services again.
— Greg Cutcher
Climbing The Grand with JHMG was one of the most incredible experiences in my already rich life. I came into the trip a bit apprehensive about the climbing and exposure, but the training and guides not only made me feel safe and confident, they also taught me skills to improve future climbing experiences. I expected crazy beautiful views and fun times and you guys delivered both along with an unexpected level of service, coaching, and camaraderie. Keep up the great work and we’ll see you on future climbing and mountaineering trips.
— Harry Kirschner
Wow! What can I say? Thank you! I never thought I’d climb again and you guys gave me the confidence and encouragement to do it again. Today’s hike was long, but the view well worth it. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with me. Thanks again.