Dave AhrensDave Ahrens

I have been part of the Mountain Trip family since 2005, after I tracked Todd down and interviewed for a couple hours over many cups of coffee. I have guided 17 expeditions on Denali and one season I managed to summit from both the North and South sides of the mountain, which was pretty fun!

I climb and work in a variety of areas including Argentina, Russia, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Italy.  I’m a full time guide, based in Ridgway, CO with my wife Brittney and although I’ve had the opportunity to explore many ranges around the world, the San Juans of Colorado will always be home.  Over the years, I have earned my AMGA Certifications in the Rock and Alpine disciplines and hold my Ski Aspirant Guide certification.

I really revel in a variety of ways to enjoy and be immersed in mountain environments… from skiing steep couloirs, alpine routes in Alaska, trail running, kayaking, Yosemite big walls, sunny bouldering, mountain biking and almost everything in between.  I like to think of myself as a lover of diverse outdoor crafts and I enjoy sharing my passion with others.


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