Willy Oppenheim

Willy Oppenheim

Guide: Washington

Willy Oppenheim has been playing in the mountains all his life, and has been working in the mountains since 2009, when he began leading mountaineering, rock climbing, and skiing courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Willy has led numerous mountaineering expeditions in the North Cascades and the Waddington Range of British Columbia, and has also worked in India’s Kumaon Himalaya and the Wind River Range of Wyoming. His personal climbing trips have brought him to Ecuador, Chile, France, and Pakistan, where in 2011 he was a member of a four-man team attempting a first ascent in the Charakusa Valley.

When he is not climbing or skiing in the mountains, Willy spends his time leading an international education non-profit, Omprakash (www.omprakash.org) and enjoys playing guitar, baking bread, running, and flyfishing.

Significant Ascents

USA
Mt. Rainier – DC, Emmons, Liberty Ridge
Mt. Baker – Easton, Coleman-Deming, North Ridge
Mt. Shuksan – Fisher Chimneys, North Face, Sulphide Glacier
Mt. Stuart – North Ridge, Ice Cliff Glacier
Eldorado Peak – SW Ridge, North Face
Dragontail Peak – Triple Couloirs, Serpentine Arete
Mt. Garfield – Infinite Bliss
El Capitan – Salathe Wall
Gannett Peak – Gooseneck Couloir, North Face
Grand Teton – North Ridge
Mount Wilson – Resolution Arete > Inti Watana

Canada
Mount Grenville
Mount Butte
Mount Jubilee
Bugaboos-Rogers Pass ski traverse

International
Ecuador – Cotopaxi
Pakistan – Nayser Brakk
Chile – Pantagruel (first ascent) and Cerro Fantasma (first ascent)

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder & CPR
Avalanche Level 1
Leave No Trace Master Educator

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