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

    This was an extremely well-run, well-organized expedition. Time and again we saw our guides make judgment calls which were clearly vindicated compared to other group’s decisions.

    Denali BLOG

    • 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 […]

    • Selecting Snowshoes for Expeditions

      If you are preparing to embark on a Denali Prep course or a Denali expedition with Alpine Ascents, you are also about to enter into the wonderful world of snowshoe travel. There are several reasons for our unilateral use of snowshoes over skis on these trips. First, the learning curve for snowshoeing is far less […]

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