Dylan Cembalski

    Dylan Cembalski

    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Dylan was born and raised on a small farm in Montana. His love for the outdoors has led him to climb throughout the western US, sea kayak in Norway, ski patrol in WA state, row boats down the Grand Canyon, run sled dogs in Sweden, and travel extensively throughout Chile and Argentina. As a 3rd generation photographer, he carries the extra camera weight on most trips and you can find his photos spread across many mediums. When not guiding, he works as a field engineer for seismic and earth science research throughout the western US and Alaska.

    5-year

    Guide For:

    Aconcagua
    Denali

    Significant Ascents

    Mount Baker (25 guided ascents, 3 routes)
    Mount Olympus
    Aconcagua (4 guided, 1 personal expedition)
    Denali (4 guided expeditions)
    Mt. Rainier (32 guided ascents, 1 ski descent, 3 personal climbs, 4 routes)
    Mt. Shuksan
    Granite Peak, MT (3 personal climbs)
    Gannett Peak, WY
    Orizaba, Mexico
    Iztaccihuatl, Mexico

    Certifications

    Wilderness First Responder/CPR
    Avalanche Level III
    AIARE Pro 1
    Outdoor Emergency Technician
    National Ski Patrol Member (8 years)
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course

    I was extremely impressed with the overall program, from the information we received beforehand to prepare for the trip, the PDF documents and lists, the emails we received, the rapid response to our queries from Gordon Janow and the input from Willi and Ellie

    Denali BLOG

    • Denali Webinar

      Dominating the already immense landscape of the Alaska Range, Denali “The Great One ” is the tallest mountain in North America, rising a lofty 20,310’ above Denali National Park.  Mountaineers flock from across the globe to test their strength and climbing prowess on this ultimate alpine test piece.  If you have Denali on your list […]

    • Denali: A Photo Essay

      by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]

    • Dear Alpine Ascents: Insulating Ice Axe Handles?

      Hey Alpine, I’m headed up to Denali this May (!!!!) and I heard that climbers insulate their ice axes? Interesting… What’s the rationale and how do I do it? Thanks in advance and see you in Talkeetna! Sincerely, Seeking Toasty Mitts Hi Toast Mitts, Thanks for reaching out and stoked you’re headed up to the […]

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