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 (guided), Liberty Ridge (personal)
Eldorado Peak (guided)
Gannett Peak (guided)
Mt. Baker
Dragontail
Mt. Garfield
Mt. Stuart
Pike’s Peak
Mt. Wilson

Canada
Mount Grenville (guided)
Mount Butte (guided)
Mount Jubilee (guided)
Bugaboos-Rogers Pass ski traverse

International
Ecuador – Cotopaxi
Pakistan – Nayser Brakk

Certifications

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

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