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

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition?
    Sad Wings of Destiny – Judas Priest

    Favorite movie?
    Jaws

    Dream rope team for your dream climb?
    My kids on the North Arête of Mt. Super Fun

    When you’re not guiding?
    Endeavoring to enjoy every moment to the fullest.

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
    Make it fun. Climb for your own pleasure. Find partners who have similar goals.

    Certifications

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

    Yes – I enjoyed it very much!  The two days were filled with good instruction, focus on safety, and great support. Both our guides kept the team on task and were very clear on directions and importance of safety.

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