Rikki Dunn

    Rikki Dunn

    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Rikki was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and found his passion for the mountains while attending Western Washington University. After Graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education he spent four years leading students on month long backpacking and mountaineering trips in the Sierras and has been guiding here in Washington and abroad for the last five. When Rikki isn’t skiing climbing or trail running he can be found skipping rocks across remote alpine lakes.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    Favorite movie?
    Chasing Mavericks

    Most beloved book?
    Life of Pi – Yann Martel

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week?
    someone who is really good at cribbage

    In another life, I’d…
    be a sea turtle

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
    Learn how to suffer well.

    Guide For:


    Significant Ascents

    Mt. Rainier (35+)
    Mt. Baker(25+)
    Mt. Shuksan(15+)
    Pico de Orizaba


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    AIARE Pro Level 1
    Leave No Trace Trainer

    Seth and Devon were exceptional, and I would climb with them again.

    Denali BLOG

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      Dominating the already immense landscape of the Alaska Range, Denali “The Great One ” is the tallest mountain in North America, rising a lofty 20,310’ above Denali National Park.  Mountaineers flock from across the globe to test their strength and climbing prowess on this ultimate alpine test piece.  If you have Denali on your list […]

    • 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 […]

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