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.

    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

    Great time on the climbs. Challenging ascent climb, different culture and area, short duration – which fit into my schedule nicely this time of year. Stuart is a pro. Solid in all respects. He gives freedom to make decisions, facilitates learning, and challenges each of us as appropriate. I have confidence in our approach through […]

    ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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    • Dear Alpine Ascents: Backcountry Quilts

      Hey Alpine, I’m headed out to Washington in mid-September for a 6-day course (stoked) and I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about backcountry quilts.  Apparently all the cool-kid alpinists are using them.  Can I bring one on my course? Sincerely, Steve House in Training  Hi Steve House in Training, Thanks for reaching out […]

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