Danny Ozment

Danny Ozment

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Danny grew up and went to college in Texas where he began spending as much time as he could in the outdoors at a young age. The mountains of New Mexico and Southwest Colorado were and still are one of his favorite stomping grounds for backpacking, climbing and backcountry skiing. Danny began guiding for Alpine Ascents in 2011, after spending the previous 9 years as a ski instructor in Jackson Hole, WY. Most of his free time is spent backcountry skiing when he can, or exploring the Washington Cascades from his home base in Seattle.

Significant Ascents

Denali (6 guided expeditions, 4 summits)
Aconcagua (8 guided expeditions, 6 summits)
Mt. Rainier (50+ summits, 5 different routes)
Mt. Baker (10+ summits, 2 different routes)
Mt. Shuksan (10+ summits, 3 different routes)
Eldorado Peak (2 summits)
Picket Range Traverse, WA (Whatcom Peak, Challenger, Mt. Fury, Outrigger, Mt. Terror)
Torment-Forbidden Traverse
Dragontail Peak (Serpentine Arete)
Alaska Range 14-Day Ski Expedition (Little Switzerland)
Wrangell-St.Elias 12-Day Ski Expedition
Grand Teton (Exum Ridge)
Mont Blanc (2 Summits & ski descents)

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder
Avalanche Level III
AIARE Avalanche Level I Instructor
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Ski Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide Course
AMGA Rock Guide Course

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