Steve Quinlan

About Steve Quinlan

Steve has been guiding with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides since 1981. A longtime, innovative climber, Steve’s first ascents can be found in ranges and climbing areas around the globe. He has put up hundreds of new routes in canyon country, as well as big walls in the Wind Rivers, Alaska, and Baffin Island. Steve makes his annual summer pilgrimage to the Tetons from Durango, CO, where he lives with his wife and former mountain guide, Cris Ann Crysdale.


  • We absolutely made a great decision going with JHMG to climb the Grand.  Our guide Steve Quinlan was obviously an accomplished mountaineer and climber but humble, patient and entertaining as well…  Really enjoyed the camaraderie of the other guides, clients and accomplished visitors while we were in Corbet High Camp.  And the folks like Patrick were a real pleasure talking to when we checked in at the office. Thanks JHMG!

    — David Turner
  • Keith, Steve, and Aimee were three incredible guides. They were all patient and inspiring the entire trip. Although we didn’t get to summit the Grand, it was still one of the best experiences of my life.

    — Josh Stephens
  • 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
  • It was an amazing trip, with professional, fun & hilarious guides (Aimee, Steve, Erica & Lisa)!  The experience was one that I will remember for a lifetime, and the skills I learned will be utilized on many upcoming adventures! Thanks JHMG, for a wonderful adventure!

    — Kathi O'Neill
  • Our trip was awesome.  [Steve] Our guide did the perfect job of keeping us safe while letting us explore the mountain.   Having tried to climb the Grand several years ago on our own and turning back, this time with Steve it was a lot easier and we were successful.  The only mistake we made was not hiring a guide on the first attempt.

    — Jason
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