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Dave Hahn, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Dave Hahn has reached the summit of Mount Everest fifteen times (out of 19 tries), more than any non-sherpa climber. He has guided climbers to the summit of Mount Rainier more than 275 times, and has led 30 attempts on Denali, reaching the summit 21 times. Dave has reached the summit of the Vinson Massif in Antarctica 35 times. In 2006 Dave guided a team of professional athletes on an expedition to ski Mount Everest. In 1999 Dave participated in the expedition that discovered and identified the remains of explorer George Mallory, who died trying to scale Everest in 1924. Dave has been on seven expeditions to the island of South Georgia and has led trekkers overland on the "Shackleton Traverse", which in 2004 won Outside Magazine's Trip of the Year Award. He has participated in many visits by ship to the Antarctic Peninsula. Dave shot high-altitude video for the PBS NOVA program Lost on Everest, and guided a film crew into the Ellsworth Mountains of Antarctica on a journey of discovery that resulted in the Emmy-Award-winning film, Mountain of Ice. Dave is a member of the Whittaker Mountaineering guide team. View Dave Hahn's gear suggestions on the Whittaker Mountaineering website.

  • 275+ summits of Mount Rainier
  • 21 summits of Mount McKinley
  • 15 summits of Mount Everest
  • 3 summits of Kilimanjaro
  • 2 summits of Cho Oyu
  • 1 summit Aconcagua, Argentina
  • 35 Vinson summits including East Side, plus ascents of Shinn and Gardner
  • Swiss and French Alps (Mont Blanc, Jungfrau, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn, etc.)
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • U.S. Avalanche Level II

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