David Dietzgen
Guide: Mount Rainier, Cascades

Since first discovering his bliss, David Dietzgen has turned his passion for the mountains into a lifestyle. Growing up in Switzerland, he began his path in the Swiss, French and Austrian Alps. At twenty years old, David moved to Alaska to find legendary snow and true wilderness, and he has since been involved with the outdoor industry teaching, guiding and documenting. He has taught leadership to young adults, worked for Burton, volunteered for the Denali Climbing Rangers, and lead successful ski and mountaineering trips all over the west. Between trips you may find him shooting a story in the powder or gaining experience in a rotorcraft. David is an adventurer as comfortable in Manhattan as filming in Siberia or skiing at 6000 meters. Have a look at some of his work here.

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Significant Ascents

4 Denali Expeditions, 3 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