Jayson Simons-Jones

Location Boulder, CO

Role Guide

Years Guiding 24

About Jayson Simons-Jones

Jayson is one of a handful of American IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guides

and splits his time between Boulder, Colorado & Chamonix,

France. Jayson has over 20 years of experience guiding clients in the

mountains throughout the world in all disciples of rock, ice, and snow. Having

guided climbing and skiing expeditions to 5 of the 7 continents, today he

specializes in guiding mostly in Colorado and The European Alps. Prior to

that he was the Owner / Operator of Crested Butte Mountain Guides from

2007-2014, and had a successful exit via business sale. He is the former

Professional Avalanche Programs Director for the Silverton Avalanche

School; currently teaches and examines in the Pro 1 and Pro 2

Avalanche Education Tract for both SAS and the American Avalanche

Institute; is a founding member and forecaster for the Crested Butte

Avalanche Center; and is currently an Instructor / Examiner with the

AMGA. When not guiding, Jayson can be found behind a camera lens as a

professional photographer and has had some of his images published in:

Backcountry Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, The New York

Times, The Denver Post, Alpinist, Rock & Ice, Climbing Magazine, Ski

Magazine, and more.


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