Michael Silitch is a UIAGM guide trained by the American Mountain Guides Association. He began his guiding career with Colorado Outward Bound School and later with American Alpine Institute; he currently owns and operates High Alpine Mountain Guides and guides exclusively in the European Alps. Although focusing his last 9 years guiding in the Alps, he has 21 years of guiding experience.
Michael is an instructor/examiner for the AMGA and sits on the Technical Committee; he is also a member of both the Swiss and the French Mountain Guides Associations. He has worked on the rescue teams of Yosemite National Park and Denali National Park and participated in rescues on El Cap and at 17,000 ft on Denali. Trained by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) and level 3 certified, he teaches avalanche education in Europe and the US.