DANIEL BIRDWELL // AMGA APPRENTICE ROCK GUIDE // WFR // GSG Guide
Daniel first learned to climb in the Pamir of Central Asia, where he grew up. It was there that he first developed a passion for exploration, always wondering what it would be like to see those lofty couloirs and peaks firsthand. Daniel now lives in the Vail Valley where he guides for Apex Mountain School but we still consider him a part of the GSG family and look forward to the times when he returns to California to do some guiding with us. When not climbing, Daniel can be found playing guitar, and he loves hiking and running with his wife and Great Pyrenees.
Daniel has a B.A. in Intercultural studies from Biola University, has completed a certification from the American Mountain Guide Association as a Single Pitch Instructor, has passed the AMGA Rock Guide Course and is trained as a Wilderness First Responder by Wilderness Medical Associates.