Ouzel Expeditions has had many fine and interesting guides in Alaska.
Robert Durnel better know as Durny. Amazing Alaskan guide. Has carried his own weight to the top of Denali leading groups for 10 years. Legendary ski patrol guide at Mt. Alyeska and in Alaska heliskiing history. Very handy guy to have around in a pinch. He has worked for Ouzel for 11 years.
At the end of the trip guides roll up the boats. We work hard for you all the way down the river. Just part of the job. We have done this for a very long time. Here are Dave Prouty, Chase Miller, and Robert Durnell “Durney” are rolling up the rafts at trips end, part of the job, so you don’t have to do it!!!!
Along with Durney you can see Dave Prouty the left. Dave’s been a long time guide for Ouzel. He was on guiding on Ouzel’s trips in Alaska 30 years ago and was on some of our first trips in Alaska like the Aniakchak 30 years ago. He went to Kamchatka in 1992 with us too. Great guy. Retired from HP.
Chase worked for us last summer on the Arolik River. He’s a very nice young man who has decided to make guiding his profession. He’s already guided fishermen in Alaska and is working on getting his Alaska Hunting Guides license. He has been along on several guided hunts in Alaska. Longtime guest Ralph Fisher holds a buck Pink. Ralph told me he thought Chase was great!
Dave Allred my brother who died a few years ago. Wonderful, great and funny guy par excellence. David was a legend amoung our guides. If David was working on a trip, all the guides wanted to go. Didn’t matter where. Funniest person I ever knew.
Ron Zandeman -Zeeman rowing the second boat on the Kanektok in this photo. He worked for us for many years.