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Jeff Dobronyi

Jeff Dobronyi

Guide: Washington

A product of big city life and a restless passion for wild places, Jeff is psyched to be a part of the Alpine Ascents International guide team. From ski mountaineering to alpine rock climbing, Alaska to Colorado, Jeff has led groups into the mountains in search of challenge and joy for 8 years. Each summer, he instructs rock climbing and mountaineering in the majestic Tetons of Wyoming, and spends the winters finding deep untracked powder for his guests in the backcountry of Jackson Hole, British Columbia, and Alaska. As the director of Avalanche Education at Montana State University’s Outdoor Recreation Program in Bozeman, Montana, Jeff enjoys teaching avalanche safety and avoidance to passionate backcountry skiers in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. He finds balance in reading, cooking, writing, music, and good friends.

Significant Ascents

Denali, West Buttress
Ski Descent of Mt. Rainier’s Fuhrer Finger
Ski Descent of the Grand Teton
Extensive ski touring and ski mountaineering, Colorado Rockies and Tetons
High Sierra, CA Alpine Rock Climbing
Extensive Ice Climbing in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains:
Bird Brain Boulevard, Stairway to Heaven, Dukes of Hazard
Ski safaris to Revelstoke and Golden, British Columbia
Backcountry ski hut trips in British Columbia and Colorado
Ski expeditions in Chugach Range and Alaska Range
Backcountry Skiing Guide in Silverton, CO and Jackson, WY
Alpine Rock Climbing Guide in Jackson, WY
Ice Climbing Guide in Ouray, CO
Denali Mountaineering Guide


B.A. Philosophy, Middlebury College
Wilderness First Responder & CPR
AIARE Level 3 Avalanche Technician
Level 1 and 2 Avalanche Course Leader
AMGA Certified Ski Guide
AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide


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    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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