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. When not guiding, you can find him working as a field engineer for seismic and earth science research. He currently calls Bellingham, WA home and enjoys exploring the North Cascades with his girlfriend, Sara, and their pack of dogs.

Significant Ascents

Mount Baker (22 guided ascents, 3 routes)
Mount Olympus
Aconcagua (4 guided, 1 personal expedition)
Denali (3 guided expeditions)
Mt. Rainier (29 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

These guys consistently used every opportunity to teach us how to be better climbers. I was impressed how they would tutor us, but not treat us like children. They expected us to be experienced climbers and demanded that we rise to the occasion.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Mount Rainier: Not Your Average Fourteener

    In good company with approximately 20 other 14,000-foot-plus peaks in the lower-48 states, Mount Rainier is often misunderstood and underestimated. Whether you’ve climbed extensively or are new to climbing, you know that properly sizing up a climbing objective is the first key step to seeing a good time in the mountains. In this brief article, […]

  • Ice Axes: Selecting a Size & Style

    An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]

  • Two silhouettes clink beverages in the early morning in view of the Andes Mountains.

    Expedition Mindset: When “Showing Up” Means More than Physically Arriving

    The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]

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