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Dennis Haskell

Dennis Haskell

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Dennis was born and raised in New Zealand. After moving to the US in 2011, he now calls Seattle, WA home. He enjoys the variety of work at Alpine Ascents, and splits his time between guiding summit climbs, and teaching courses in the Cascades and internationally. Beginning his fascination with the mountains at age eight, he first caught the ‘mountain bug’ on a multi-day trip to the volcanoes in the central North Island. After high school, Dennis spent four years studying to be an outdoor instructor/guide and also became a certified Scuba Instructor. He has guided and climbed extensively in New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Alaska, Canada, Patagonia, and the Washington Cascades. Dennis has a passion for life in the mountains, and loves to share this enthusiasm with others. Climbers who have been on an expedition or course with Dennis rave about his calm approach to life in the mountains, and his natural ability to help students learn the many technical and survival skills required to be a solid mountaineer.

5-year

Significant Ascents

Guided Climbs:
42 day expeditions N. Ice Cap Patagonia x 5
Denali x 3
Aconcagua x 3
Antisana
Cayambe
Mt Rainier x 30+ summits
Mt Baker x 10+ summits
Mt Lendenfeld
Mt Edith Cavell
Chancellor Dome x 10+
Cerro Mocho x 2
Cerro Cristal East summit
Naranja De Bulnes South face 5.10a
Naranja De Bulnes East face 5.8
Pared Central (Amigos) 5.8
Liberty Bell (Becky Route) 5.6

Significant Personal Summits:
Douglas Peak (S Face central)
Chimborazo
Mt Tasman (Engineer col/NW ridge) Solo
Mt Aspiring (NW ridge)
Mt Haidinger (W Face)
Mt Athabasca (N Face),(Silverhorn ridge) Solo
Mt Andromeda (Shooting Gallery),(Practice Gullies),(Skyladder) Solo
Diadem Peak (N Face)
Mt Sweden (NW Ridge)
Denmark Peak (N Face)
Moonshine Buttress (SW Rib)
Medicine slabs (Cato Crack)
Weeping Pillar WI5
Wye Creek central WI5

Certifications

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician
Avalanche Level II
NZMSC Level 1 avalanche
NZMGA Hard Ice Guide
SARINZ High Angle Rescue
IRATA Level 1
Leave No Trace Trainer

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