David Watson is a two-time Everest summiter and the first person in history to have skied the infamous "Bottleneck" on K2.

A native New Englander now living in White Salmon, Washington, Dave started skiing at age 9 and rock climbing at age 19. Watson spent many years working as a climbing guide and ski patroller.  He now spends his time with his amazing wife and teaching his 3 young children what good rock and roll is.  In the winters he is ski patrolling and running an avalanche school, MountainSavvy, on Mt Hood.

Summer Solstice 2018    photo by Ricardo Hallman

Dave on the summit of Mount Everest in 2004