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

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

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