Dennis Haskell

    Dennis Haskell

    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Dennis was born and raised in New Zealand. After moving to the US in 2011, he now calls Marblemount WA home. He enjoys the variety of work at Alpine Ascents, guiding summit climbs, and teaching courses in the summer season. In the winter, Dennis works as a Field Safety Coordinator for the US Antarctic Program at McMurdo Station and acts as a team leader on the USAP SAR team.

    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.


    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition?
    Based on a true story – Fat Freddy’s Drop

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week
    Roald Amundsen

    What was your first mountain? When did you climb it? Who were you with?
    Mt Ruapehu, 7 years old, School class expedition

    In another life I’d…
    Be an Alaskan Frontiersman in the 1800’s

    Most people don’t know that…
    I used to work on the Great Barrier Reef as a Scuba Instructor

    Significant Ascents

    Guided Climbs:
    42 day expeditions N. Ice Cap Patagonia x 5
    Denali x 4
    Aconcagua x 3
    Mt Rainier x 50+ summits
    Mt Baker x 30+ 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)
    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


    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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