Adidas Outdoor has added Michael Silitch to its roster of athletes. The alpine climber and guide has climbed extensively in the Swiss and French Alps, and has more than 20 years of guiding experience, including ascents of Denali in Alaska and iconic routes in Yosemite. He is an internationally certified mountain and ski guide, and is the only American guide to be a member of both the French and Swiss Mountain Guide's Association. He is also an avalanche and snow safety educator for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), as well as a certified referee for World Cup Events through the International Ski Mountaineering Federation. He has been a guide and ski instructor for the Chamonix Guides Bureau, the French Ski School at Chamonix and the Swiss Ski School at Villars. He is currently the director of High-Alpine Mountain Guides in Chamonix, France.