Michael Wachs

Location Jackson, WY

Role Guide

Years Guiding 9

About Michael Wachs

Michael is an IFMGA/UIAGM Licensed Mountain Guide and is our Lead Winter Guide. Michael has been with TMG for 9 years and manages hiring, staffing, and training for our winter guide staff. He has ski first ski descents in Canada, Norway, and guides there as well as Argentina and Antarctica. His background in ski patrolling / avalanche mitigation gave him the foundation for his winter guiding. Michael also has a passion for alpine guiding, with Denali and other peaks throughout the US. He is sponsored by DPS Skis and does ski testing with them as well.


  • - AMGA Certified Alpine
  • - AMGA Certified Ski
  • - AMGA Certified Rock
  • - Avalanche Level 3
  • - Wilderness EMT/CPR


  • 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
  • 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
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