Climbing Guide Dave Hahn Shares Adventures Jan. 21

Professional climbing guide Dave Hahn. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host an exciting presentation at 7 p.m., Jan. 21 in Fuller Lodge by Dave Hahn titled “Life in the Big Hills”.

Hahn is a professional climbing guide and ski patroller in Taos. He will provide a slideshow of a year in review, detailing his work in guiding and patrolling from Taos to Everest, with a little Antarctica, Africa, Alaska and Mt. Rainier thrown in.

Hahn has been climbing professionally since 1986. Mount Rainier is his summer home, with almost 30 summers guiding there. Hahn has guided extensively in the Antarctic, reaching the highest point on the continent, Mt. Vinson, a record 35 times, and he is well-known for leading expeditions on the Shackelton Traverse on South Georgia Island.

Hahn has made 30 expeditions over 28 years to Denali and is a veteran of 20 Mt. Everest expeditions, having made the summit 15 times. Hahn participated in three expeditions to the north side of Everest intent on solving the mystery of what became of a 1924 pioneering effort; he was part of the 1999 team that found George Mallory’s body at 27,000 feet. He has been published in Outside Magazine, and has contributed to several climbing books.

The Los Alamos Mountaineers meetings offer, in addition to the featured talk, refreshments and casual conversation, as well as updates on upcoming trips and safety advice learned from outdoor adventuring.