Rob “Durny” Durnell

I am a locally grown Alaskan for over 30 years now, and call Girdwood home! DurnyI’ve been with the Mountain Trip family since 2002. People ask me all the time now, what keeps you going? It’s pretty simple really, it’s the MT family!

With over ten years of experience on Denali I hope to continue that knowledge with others. My true passions are skiing and climbing. When not guiding on Denali, I currently work as a heliski guide and fly fishing guide in remote parts of Alaska. I’ve been a commercial fisherman, a Professional Ski Patrol member at Alyeska Ski Resort, Alaska Search and Rescue dogs member. The National Park awarded Heidi Kloos and I the Denali Pro Award for helping with a difficult rescue in 2007 on Denali pass, which was appreciated, as it was a really challenging situation.

On a personal note, my favorite high altitude meal is pizza and my favorite movie is Zombieland!


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