Andrew Dyer

Andrew Dyer

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Andrew grew up exploring the hills and forests of the east coast, cultivating a deep love for the outdoors. After summiting his first few peaks, Andrew decided to pursue a career as a mountain guide and moved to the PNW. He spent several years living in Bend, Oregon, climbing at Smith Rock and in the Three Sisters and surrounding peaks. Andrew loves to explore the wild places of our world and lives for adventures. During the winter he ski patrols on Mt. Hood, and when not in mountains he can be found road tripping and exploring with his four legged adventure companion Wiley.

Significant Ascents

Mount Rainier: 10 Summits via 3 routes
Mt. Baker: 6 Summits via 4 routes
Mt. Hood 6 Summits via 3 routes and multiple ski descents
Lobuche East (6,119m)
Torment-Forbidden Traverse
East Ridge Inspiration Peak
Complete S. Buttress Cutthroat Peak
NE Buttress of Chair Peak Winter Solo
Complete Tatoosh Range Traverse (12 summits)
Lane Peak Zipper and Fly ski descents
Mt. Adams Ski Descent
East Buttress of Middle Cathedral, Yosemite
North Ellery Ridge, Tioga Pass

Certifications

WFR/CPR
AIARE Pro 1
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
NFPA Rope Rescue Technician

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