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Michael Banach

Mike grew up in Northern New Jersey, 20 minutes away from New York City and 10 minutes away from the mountains. Both are fun, but he always had more fun playing outside and exploring the NE mountains. His parents strapped skis to him at 3, and that pretty much sealed the deal. Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Business, with a Minor in Civic & Community Engagement from Penn State University. After college, Michael moved out to Oregon to be closer to the larger mountains, ice, and rock of the Western US. Mike has slept many nights on the sides of Yosemite and Zion Big Walls, as well as at the base of the Cascade and Sierra Mountain Ranges. He has been leading outdoor trips since 2005, and has loved it ever since. As co-owner, Mike relishes in the opportunity to share laughs in the mountains with new & old clients & friends.Mike is currently the only active guide in Southwest Utah with their AMGA Rock Guide Certification.


  • Hometown: Midland Park, NJ
  • Years Climbing: 16
  • Years Guiding: 10
  • Interests: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, Surfing, Guitar


AMGA Certified Rock Guide Wilderness First Responder AIARE Level I