Dick Jackson

Professional mountain guide Dick Jackson owned and operated Aspen Expeditions Worldwide (AEW) from 1976 to 2017. He is internationally certified by IFMGA/AMGA in all disciplines of rock and ice climbing, ski mountaineering and alpine mountaineering.

Dick's first ascents include the Voie Jackson in Chamonix, France, in 1976, and he was on the first American ascent of Himulchuli, Nepal, in 1984. Dick is also an outdoor and landscape photographer, a USHGA-certified tandem paragliding pilot and instructor, and a founder of Aspen Paragliding.

These days Dick serves as an advisor and occasional guide for AEW, Dick enjoys spending time with his wife, Paulina Vander Noordaa, and daughter, Tashi Jackson. Dick served as a board member and president of the American Mountain Guides Association from 2001-'05 during which time he worked tirelessly to convince the International Federation of Mountain Guides to recognize U.S. mountain guides and the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) in accordance with international standards.