JD grew up in the mountains of northern California and was forever changed on a hitch hiking adventure to the high sierra. He left California in pursuit of the mountains heading to the pacific northwest, climbing along the way. One last push for an engineering degree lead him to Bozeman, Montana, where he first laid eyes on the Tetons from the high peaks of the Gallitin range in Montana. He moved to Jackson to climb in the Tetons and work for a river outfitter in the summer of 1994. JD learned to ski subsequent winters on Teton Pass and in Grand Teton National Park, bypassing the traditional avenue of the chairlift. JD have been fortunate to climb and ski all over South America, including Peru, Bolivia, Argentina where he worked as a guide on Aconcagua. He has completed his AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course and AIARE instructor training courses. JD is also an accomplished carpenter and artist.
JHMG knows there stuff! My instructors provided a wealth of knowledge for us to learn from and an awesome attitude that kept everyone stoked.
— John Howland
Knowledgable instructors and in a setting that inspires. I learned a lot during my course and look forward to putting my new knowledge to use exploring on snow in the Tetons and beyond.
— Ben Weaver
Amazing Back Country Ski day with JHMG. Our Guide knew exactly where to find the best pow! I wouldn’t hesitate to book again.
— Rob Barton
Top notch guide service with enormous experience. I love the educational aspect as well. I always learn a ton.
— Dirk Friel
My experiences with JHMG have been uniformly outstanding. Each guide that has worked with me over the years has taken a genuine interest in helping me advance my climbing. The levels of professionalism, expertise, and interest in teaching among the guides I have worked with has been top-notch.
— David Matthews
If you want to climb safely with confidence and learn about WHAT you are actually doing and climbing…Pick JHMG. Hands down the best guys for the job! YEARS of experience and professionalism are very obvious from the moment you step inside the shop. Nice guys, well trained and fun to climb with!
— Darren Davis
John Douglass did a great job in finding the optimal tour for me, despite difficult conditions, he made the best of it and we had a great day!