Justin Duvenick

    Justin Duvenick

    Guide: Washington

    Native to Oregon, Justin has been an avid mountaineer for over 10 years and got his start in the Central Oregon Cascades. He has spent 6 years guiding, primarily on Mount Shasta for Shasta Mountain Guides. In the winter he works for the Mt. Shasta Ski Park, where he is the Director of Ski Patrol. He enjoys traveling internationally and typically does so with a pair of skis in tow. Some noteworthy destinations that he has skied include the Himalayas in Nepal, Argentina, Chile, and Eastern Europe. Justin has a degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership from Southern Oregon University and returned to instruct rock climbing and other courses for the program. When he isn’t on the snow or rock, he also enjoys whitewater kayaking. Being left handed, he does not fail to notice another lefty!

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition?
    Harvest Moon – Neil Young

    Most beloved book?
    The Art of Happiness – Dalai Lama

    Dream rope team for your dream climb?
    K2 with Adam Frost and Caleb Merrill

    When you’re not guiding?
    Kayaking baby!

    In another life, I’d…
    probably would have ended up as a cowboy and or a glacier researcher.

    Significant Ascents

    Ski Descent (Solo) from Summit of Mera Peak, Nepal
    Ski Descent of Mt Rainier via the Kautz Glacier
    Ski Descent of Cerro Tronador, Argentina
    Various First Ski Descents within Castle Crags State Park, CA
    65+ Ascents of Mt Shasta via seven different routes, various ski descents including the Konwakiton and Bolam Glaciers and the Trinity Chutes
    Royal Arches link up to the South Face of North Dome, Yosemite
    West Ridge of Mt Stuart and West Ridge of Prusik Peak, WA
    All of the Oregon Cascade Volcanoes


    Pro 1 Avalanche
    Wilderness First Responder/CPR
    Technical Rope Rescue


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