Kenny Gasch

Location Whitefish, MT

Role Senior Guide, Montana Branch Director

Years Guiding 18

About Kenny Gasch

Kenny loves to get high. He spent years in Cody, WY as a rock and ice climbing guide. He leads multi-day trips into the Beartooth Wilderness, Granite Peak (highest peak in Montana), Gannett Peak (highest peak in Wyoming). He’s taught avalanche courses and workshops in Montana and Wyoming. Kenny fell in love with the Flathead Valley and relocated to Whitefish to fulfill his pursuit of skiing and advance his knowledge and career in avalanche education.

Kenny is a professional member of the American Avalanche Association, American Mountain Guide Association, a certified guide with Professional Climbing Guides Institute, a wilderness first responder, National Ski Patrol, and former ski patrol director.

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  • - Wilderness First Responder
  • - OEC Certified Technician
  • - AIARE Avalanche Instructor
  • - A3 Professional Member


  • I have done two guided climbs (Montana and WY highpoints) with Kenny Gasch; I knew I was well cared for and kept safe in every way. The guides were fun and at the same time they really did a great job keeping us safe and informed. I would climb with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides anytime and plan to come back for a climb of the Grand Teton

    — Rory Woodmansee
  • Kenny was the best outdoor adventure guide we’ve ever had. He explained everything thoroughly and stressed safety throughout. He’s courteous, sincere, and flexible. An overall tremendous experience.

  • I just wanted to thank you for setting us up with such unbelievable guides.  They were absolutely solid, professional and fun to be around.  We couldn’t have had better, nor better results.  That climb of the Grand is something I’ll never forget.  I will be back to climb Mt. Moran next.

    —  Paul Edelbrock
  • 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
  • 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
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