David grew up in Maine and upon moving to the West Coast knew he’d be there to stay. After climbing Mount Rainier in high school, he held on to the dream of becoming a mountain guide through his time studying Business at the University of Washington. Upon graduating, he dove into guiding and has found passion in teaching the craft of mountaineering and sharing his love for the mountains.
Take 5 with the Guide
Ice cream. So much ice cream.
Favorite childhood breakfast cereal
Fruit Loops all the way.
Most people don’t know that…
At around sunset, thousands of crows fly to the same roost to spend their nights together.
When you’re not guiding?
I enjoy birding, painting, and playing guitar.
15+ Ascents of Mount Rainier via 3 routes
10+ Ascents of Mount Baker via 4 routes
The Dribbles and other Ice Climbs in Hyalite Canyon, MT
Deep Impact, Angel’s Crest and other Rock Climbs in Squamish, BC
Glacier Peak in a Day
Direct North Ridge of Mount Stuart in a Day
R2R2R of the Grand Canyon in a Day
Huayna Potosi in Bolivia
Wilderness First Responder / CPR
Mental Health First Aid
AIARE Avalanche Level II
AMGA Rock Guide Course
AMGA Alpine Guide Course
Leave No Trace Trainer