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Dennis Broadwell

Dennis Broadwell

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Dennis grew up on the south shore of Long Island far away from any mountain top. As a teenager he discovered skiing and hiked his first peak in the Adirondack Mountains. He quickly became an ADK 46er by his early twenties. Since 1997, Dennis has professionally mountain guided and has over 25 years of climbing experience. His passion for mountains and exploration has led him to climb and travel all over the world. In 1993 he worked as a volunteer in Nepal where he discovered his love of foreign cultures while helping the Nepalese people. He’s worked for many well respected guide services including ice guiding in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, on Mount Rainier and in the North Cascades. His expedition experience includes Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Aconcagua, Mount Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Mexican Volcanoes, Ecuador Volcanoes, Peaks of Peru, Peaks of France as well as the major mountain ranges of the United States.

Significant Ascents

Mount Everest, 2 expeditions (to 27’000)
Cho Oyu, 1 expedition
Ama Dablam, 1 expedition
Mount Denali, 2 expeditions
Aconcagua, 4 expeditions
Mount Elbrus, 5 expeditions
Kilimanjaro, 5 expeditions
Alpamayo, 2 expeditions
Cotopaxi, Cayambe, Antisana, Chimborazo
Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl, La Malinche
Island Peak
Lobuche Peak
Mount Blanc
Mont Blanc du Tacul
Mount Rainier 60+ (DC, Ingraham, Emmons, Liberty Ridge, Kautz, Gib Ledges)
Mount Baker 20+ (Easton Glacier, Coleman Deming, Northridge)
Mount Olympus
Mount Shuksan
Eldorado Peak
Sahale Peak
Forbidden Peak
Mount Hood
Mount Adams


Wilderness First Responder / CPR
AIARE Avalanche 2
Leave No Trace Trainer


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    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

  • webbing, anchor, 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 […]

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