Dom grew up fly-fishing in rural Western NY and was introduced to climbing while attending school at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack Mountains. The changing seasons and cold winters of the Northeast helped him foster a love for all forms of climbing, from bouldering to ice climbing to splitboard mountaineering. His love of climbing soon led him out west to Estes Park, Colorado where he spent several summers building trails in-between semesters, teaching environmental education and eventually working as a guide. Dom has a deep respect for the guides and mentors that helped show him the way when he was a budding climber, which led him to pursue a path in guiding for himself. He thoroughly enjoys sharing the outdoors with others and teaching them the skills they need to be safe and successful in the mountains. When he’s not guiding for Alpine Ascents Dom calls Estes Park home where he guides rock climbing and splitboarding trips throughout the year.
Mt. Rainier – Multiple ascents via the DC, Emmons and Kautz glacier routes
Mt. Baker – Multiple ascents via the Emmons, Squak, and Coleman-Demming routes
Mt. Shuksan – Fisher Chimneys
Multiple ascents of Longs peak via routes on The Diamond, The North Face and Keyhole.
Climbing ascents and Splitboard descents throughout Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
The Nose – El Capitan – Yosemite
The Prow – Washington Column – Yosemite
The Incredible Hulk – Eastern Sierra, California
Rock and Ice routes throughout the lower 48
AIARE Pro Level 1
AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Alpine Guide Course
AMGA Advanced Rock Guide Course
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
RMNP SAR Tech 3
Phenomenal, one of the best trips of my life. My guides were exceptional, both Willie and Danny are incredibly skilled guides, with super strong experience. Excellent communicators, with strong desire to impart their knowledge to make you better. Lodging was incredible.