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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.

Guide For:

Aconcagua

Significant Ascents

Mount Baker (22 guided ascents, 3 routes)
Mount Olympus
Aconcagua (3 guided, 1 personal expedition)
Denali (3 guided expeditions)
Mt. Rainier (28 guided ascents, 1 ski descent, 3 personal climbs, 4 routes)
Mt. Shuksan
Granite Peak, Montana (3 personal climbs)
Gannett Peak
Washington Pass Traverse

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Avalanche Level III
Outdoor Emergency Technician
National Ski Patrol Member (5 years)
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course

I very much enjoyed the expedition. The overall quality of the expedition was above the expectations I brought from Denali. Brien, Mariano and John were each effective leaders and brought different skills to the table. John’s medical knowledge, Mariano’s local knowledge and Brien’s experience all shone through. It was my first expedition with three guides, […]

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

  • webbing, anchor, water knot

    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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