Jack Klim


Meet our Operations Director & Guide Jack Klim. Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (The U.P) he now calls Silverton home. His folks raised him to be prepared for anything and embrace the harsh winters up North.  The Great Lakes were a humbling place for Jack to grow up but he moved west to pursue adventure and earned a Bachelors degree at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.  Over the last 5 years he has built a strong foundation working for the Colorado Outward Bound School, leading 30-day mountaineering courses and now teaching staff trainings by delivering Alpine Skills curriculum.  Since graduating he has cut his teeth in the San Juan Mountains teaching avalanche courses and ski guiding out of where he currently calls home, Silverton, CO. Jack has worked hard to travel the world with his brother climbing and skiing exotic volcanoes in Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Washington, and Oregon.

Jack is passionate about creating memories in the mountains with extraordinary people! Developing relationships through deep-bellied laughter and sharing philosophies over a warm cup of coffee high up on Denali, is the essence of my Jack’s spirit.

“Do not ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs are more people who have come alive”

Howard Thurman.
San Juan Expeditions Guide and Director of Operations Jack Klim headshot


  • AMGA Assistant Splitboard Guide
  • AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
  • AIARE Instructor
  • AIARE Pro 2
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Weston Backcountry Snowboard guide and ambassador