David Dietzgen
Guide: Mount Rainier, Cascades

Swiss born adventurer David has traveled the world in search of great stories, insights and mountains. He formed his passion growing up in the Alps focused on backcountry snow sports. On this path he has traveled to the Siberian Altai on a film expedition, lead Denali Expeditions, volunteered for the Denali Climbing Rangers, snowboarded down Pico Del Orizaba and put countless miles on his old Subaru guiding, climbing and skiing the Northern Hemisphere.

David is based in Portland, Oregon, working as a helicopter pilot and is on call for Alpine Ascents International. Have a look at some of his work here.

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Significant Ascents

7 Denali Expeditions, 5 summits
Winter ascent of the Leuthold couloir on Hood, 2012
Wallowas backcountry skiing
Rainier, Baker, Olympus, Jefferson Adams, Hood, Shasta
Yosemite, East Side of the Sierra, Tahoe
Belucha region, Altai Siberia
Tetons, Exum
British Colombia
Orizaba, Snowboard Descent
Alps, stomping grounds


Wilderness First Responder
AIARE Level 2, avalanche cert
Canadian Rec Avalanche
Commercial/Instrument Rotorcraft, FAA