Dave E Anderson
Email: kondus AT earthlink DOT net
As a young boy growing up in New England, Dave was fascinated by the natural world and developed a keen interest in watching birds and other wildlife. Later in high school he was introduced to rock climbing and immediately fell in love with the vertical world. Dave continued to develop his climbing and other outdoor skills in college. After receiving his degree in wildlife biology, Dave participated in many environmental research projects; studying everything from songbird nesting habits to global warming.
For the last twenty-five years Dave has worked as a guide, leading many different types of outdoor pursuits including natural history treks, wilderness backpacking, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, white water rafting and canoeing all around the world. Dave is also a senior instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), where he teaches rock climbing and mountaineering courses, develops curriculum and conducts staff training’s.
Dave’s expeditions have taken him to fifteen different countries on four continents. From the high mountains of the Alaska Range and the Himalayas, to the windswept landscapes of Patagonia, to the flat expanses of the Gobi Desert. Dave has experienced first hand places the many people only dream about.
In addition, Dave has been a professional photographer and writer for the past fifteen years. Dave’s work has appeared in various publications including National Geographic, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, INC Magazine, Globe/Pequot Press, Alpinist, Patagonia, Black Diamond, The American Alpine Journal, and is the author of the upcoming book Expedition Planing by Stackpole Press. Dave is also a motivational speaker and has given over 200 multi-media presentations about his climbing accomplishments and interactions with remote cultures. He has been the keynote speaker at the Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference, Wilderness Medical Society and given lectures at prestigious universities such Yale, Harvard and the The Naval Academy.
As the associate director of LittlePo Adventures, Dave uses his knowledge gained through 30 years of environmental education and guiding experience to help develop and lead trips that provide participants with once in lifetime quality experiences that are both safe and cost effective. In addition, Dave records both still and video footage of the each LittlePo Adventures trip, so participants can share their experiences with friends and family members.