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Dave Watson

Dave Watson

Guide: Washington

Dave hails from the Northeastern US and currently lives in the Columbia River Gorge.  His background lies in rock, ice and ski guiding as well as outdoor education.  Dave’s personal climbing pursuits have taken him around the world, 2 summits of Mount Everest, ski descent of K2 from 8350 meters, Broad Peak, Eiger, three winters of skiing in the Indian Himalaya, sport climbing in Italy and alpine rock in Alaska are some highlights.  With over a decade of ski patrol experience, Dave now spends his winters ski patrolling on Mt Hood.  Visit K2Tracks.com for more information.

5-year

Guide For:

Mount Adams

Certifications

Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer
Outdoor Emergency Care
Wilderness First Responder / CPR for the Professional Rescuer
Certified Rope Access Technician
PSIA Nordic

At appropriate intervals both our guides shared information of their past feats, the importance of rest step/breathing, the use of axes and crampons. Always felt I knew what to expect and to move forward.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

  • CAMP CHEF: SUPER RAMEN

      Welcome to our recurring series- Camp Chef! In this series of posts, we will discuss cooking in the backcountry and highlight some of our favorite recipes to use in a variety of situations. We will focus on simple, easy, and nutritious recipes that have proven delicious in the mountain environment, and offer related tips […]

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