International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

George Dunn

International Mountain Guides Director

Achieved 500 Mt Rainier SummitsAMGA Certified Alpine Guide

George began work as a guide on Mt. Rainier in 1975 while attending school at the University of Washington. He now holds the all-time record for ascents of Mt. Rainier, 508 (as of May 2013) and counting. After almost 40 years of guiding around the world, George remains an avid fan of mountaineering and enjoys sharing his passion with others. His special interests include the European Alps (the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Jungfrau), Alaska (Wrangell-St. Elias National Park) Canada (Mt. Logan) and Peru (Alpamayo and the Cordillera Blanca).

Domestically his interests include the North Cascades and Mt. Baker in Washington State. He runs comprehensive ice climbing seminars in Ouray, Colorado every winter and rock climbing in Smith Rocks, OR and Joshua Tree, CA in the spring and fall. He has participated on climbing expeditions the world over, including four expeditions to Everest (to the summit in 1991) and the North Face of Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak in 1989.

George is a Certified Alpine Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Leave No Trace Master Educator. He holds current WFR First Aid Training and is a former Level II AIARE Avalanche Instructor. His hobbies include Nordic skiing and road biking. He shares his passion for the outdoors with his wife Nancy, grown sons Jimmy and Jeremy and dog Penny.

George Dunn's International Mountain Guides Trips

Europe and The Alps:

Western U.S.: Eastern U.S.: South America: Canada and Alaska:

George Dunn in the News

George Dunn International Mountain Guides Director
I have no doubt that my success on the Matterhorn was because I was climbing with George, as opposed to hooking up with one of the Swiss guides. George is great at assessing the abilities of his team members and pushing them without putting anyone at risk. I climb with George because he's been at it so long, and he knows what it takes not just to get to the top, but more crucially, to get the whole team down safely. I trust him implicitly.
~Bob G.
George is simply the best at what he does. Hands down. George's trips are well planned, he doesn't miss any details. George puts the safety of each person first and foremost. If you want to learn from the best, climb with George Dunn...
~Bruce G.
George Dunn and his programs are top rate in my opinion: he has immense experience and knowledge; his programs are well organized and executed; he provides destinations and climbs that can fit a variety of skill levels, backgrounds, and interests; he brings an even-handed, level-headed positive attitude to the different circumstances encountered during an expedition; and his associate guides are excellent...
~Mark C.
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