David Abramczyk was born in Chicago, growing up in Saint Charles, Illinois. He began his education at Colorado State University studying Wildlife & Fisheries Biology. After answering an advertisement in a newspaper David arrived in Nepal to study Nepali language, culture & history, a decision that prompted him to dramatically change his direction in life as he become fascinated with all aspects of the Orient.
In 1992 David transferred to University of Colorado at Boulder as a Chinese Language and Literature major. This offered an opportunity to study with an affiliated study abroad program at the University of Nanjing in Nanjing, China. David graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Language & Literature from Boulder in the spring of 1995. His knowledge of the region & fluency in Nepali allowed David to work as a guide specializing in mountaineering, white-water rafting & kayaking.
When not guiding David went exploring & mapping relatively untouched trekking routes, often alone. David is a passionate sailor who has succeeded in several trans-Atlantic and Pacific crossings. He has professionally captained boats in several regions of the world. David currently resides in Kathmandu, Nepal, focusing on writing & mountaineering. David is in preparation for another summit attempt on an 8000m peak.