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, 4 summits of Mount Everest, ski descent of K2 from 8350 meters, Broad Peak, Lhotse, Manaslu, Eiger, three winters of skiing in the Indian Himalaya, sport climbing in Italy and alpine rock in Alaska are some highlights. With two decades of ski patrol experience, Dave now spends his winters ski patrolling on Mt Hood. He is also owner of MountainSavvy Avalanche School.
Take 5 with the Guide
If you could only take one album on an expedition?
Sad Wings of Destiny – Judas Priest
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.
What an incredible trip! I did things I’ve only seen others do. Our guide was so knowledgeable, helpful, encouraging and fun! Thanks Alpine Ascents for giving us this top-rate guide to make our Adams Glacier experience A+