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

Reason I always use Alpine is because I know I am going to get a professional guide service that will place my safety above all else on the mountain. Top quality in every aspect. I have climbed with Alpine on a number of occasions and I really appreciate the attention to detail. Honestly on this trip I cannot think of a single area to improve on.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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    Down Fill-Weight vs. Down Fill-Power: Why the Latter Doesn’t Matter

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  • Boots for Mount Rainier: Singles or Doubles?

    Easily the most common question we are asked is, “What kind of boots will I wear on my Rainier climb?” Here, we break down how we decide. Two Boot Types We use two main types of boots in Washington’s Cascades Range, which includes Mount Rainier and Mount Baker among other peaks: double boots and single […]

  • Bigr

    The Notebook: When Should I Climb Rainier?

    Alpine Ascents climbs Mount Rainier from May through September. We are often asked which dates to choose, so here we break down the merits of each month. Mount Rainier’s Climbing Season(s) Mount Rainier can be climbed year-round. For climbers willing to adventure, even the more challenging shoulder seasons can provide interesting climbing or skiing. A […]

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