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 experience, a well-matched team led by experienced guides. I am thrilled with my performance and considering doing more high altitude trips.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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