Birth-date:November 28, 1975  Facebook Fan PageClick Here
Residence:Crested Butte, CO  InstagramClick Here
Favorite Product:Shaman  TwitterClick Here
Years Climbing:6 years  BlogClick Here
Jayson Simons-Jones

Originally a farm boy from Upstate NY, Jayson has gone on to become one of less then 100 Americans to become an IFMGA/UIAGM Licensed Mountain Guide, and has been living and guiding based out of Crested Butte, Colorado since 1999, where he was the Owner/Operator of Crested Butte Mountain Guides from 2007-2014. These days Jayson can be found splitting his time between the Western Slope of Colorado guiding backcountry skiing, ice climbing, and teaching avalanche education during the winter months, and then guiding alpine and rock climbing in the Tetons for Exum Guides during the summer months, and in the Desert Southwest during the Fall months. To keep things busy and interesting, during the in between times he can be found working around the globe for his personal guiding and photography company, Lotus Alpine Adventures. Jayson has over 15 years of experience as a professional mountain guide, having guided alpine climbing and skiing regularly in such places as the Western US, Europe, Alaska, South America, & Africa. Having been lucky enough to spend well over a decade in many of the US and world’s great climbing destinations, he still considers the Dr. Seuss like atmosphere of Joshua Tree National Park to be one of his favorite rock climbing destinations, for the quality of both the climbing and the chill desert vibe.

Number one song played on your ipod? The Drum – Greenleaf

Favorite Movie? – Dazed & Confused

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? – Be a racecar driver

If you could invite anyone to be your dinner guest, dead or alive, who would it be? – JFK or MLK

If you won the lottery what’s the first thing you would do? – use the money to give someone a chance in life that needs one

What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever received? – Best – Friendship and support when it really mattered

What did you want to be when you grew up? – professional baseball or football athlete

What would you want for your last meal? – quad shot espresso