Dale Remsberg Biography

Photo: La Sportiva   

Photo: La Sportiva


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Dale is an internationally licensed Mountain Guide (IFMGA) and Technical Director of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA).  Never one to focus on a single aspect of climbing, Dale is an accomplished all around climber with high-end skills that cover all disciplines of climbing including; sport, trad, mixed, ice and alpine. His passion depends on the season, feeling equally happy on WI6, M8 or 5.12. 

Dale has competed in the invitation-only Ouray Ice Festival, and has climbed routes throughout the lower 48, Alaska, Canada, Peru, Ecuador and Spain.

Whether climbing in Switzerland, climbing his local crags in Eldorado Canyon, tackling long alpine routes in Rocky Mountain National Park, or mastering techniques for classic ice routes in the Canadian Rockies, Dale loves helping both new and experienced climbers to achieve their goals.

Whatever his endeavor, Dale's quiet determination and love of the mountains will generally ensure success with a smile on his face.

AMGA Appoints Dale Remsberg as Technical Director
Boulder, Colorado
October 6, 2011 

The AMGA is excited to introduce Dale Remsberg as the new Technical Director (TD) of the association. The TD is an incredibly important position within the AMGA who serves as the critical link between the technical and administrative branches of the AMGA and assists with the development and execution of the vision and strategic plan for all AMGA programs.

Dale comes to the TD position having been an integral part of the AMGA instructor team for the past five years. The last two years working as the Discipline Coordinator for the Alpine program where he successfully facilitated the implementation of the Ice Instructor Course.

Dale was raised in the North Cascade Mountains in the small mountain town of Winthrop, Washington. He started skiing at age 8 at the Loop Loop ski bowl and his attitude towards the mountains was quickly shaped with an affinity for adventure and exploration. His first climbing experience was a scramble with a high school buddy of Blue Peak in the Washington Pass group, which gave him a glimpse of climbers and their ability to climb the harder terrain. Shortly thereafter a solo of South Early Winter Spire resulted in a respect for that steeper terrain and a trip to the book store to buy all the how to books and guides. Dale started guiding for Cascade Alpine Guides in 1994 and then later for Mountain Madness roaming around the Cascades teaching mountaineering and rock climbing.

In 2002 he moved to Colorado and in the spring of 2003 he took his first AMGA course. AMGA Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering certification quickly became the goals and were realized in 2006. Dale brings well-rounded climbing and guiding experience to the AMGA having guided difficult rock climbs, remote and elusive ice and mixed terrain in Canada as well as climbing and ski expeditions around the world. From 2003 to 2011 he worked at the Colorado Mountain School where he provided leadership as Head Guide for the last two years. Private guiding is now his focus. He runs a month long ice climbing trip to Canada every winter and custom rock, alpine and ski trips wherever the conditions are good. When not climbing or guiding you may find him training his Australian Shepherd or trying to break par on the links.

"It is with great pleasure that I introduce Dale Remsberg as the new Technical Director of the AMGA" says Betsy Winter, Executive Director. "Dale comes to us with a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas most relevant to the needs of the Technical Director position. His experience as AMGA Alpine Discipline Coordinator, AMGA Instructor Team member and AMGA Board Member will be extremely valuable as he works to oversee and lead the technical branch of the AMGA."