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Micah Lewkowitz

Micah Lewkowitz

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Micah guides for Alpine Ascents on Denali, Mt. Rainier, and in the North Cascades. Originally from the New England area, Micah received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Outdoor Education from the University of Massachusetts. He has guided mountaineering expeditions throughout SE Alaska as well as high altitude expeditions in Ecuador and Mexico. He is a passionate climber with challenging technical ascents in Canada, Alaska, Yosemite, Colorado, and the Desert SW. Micah currently lives in Ridgway, CO in the heart of the San Juan mountains with his wife, Hilary, and Alaskan Malamute, Izta.

5-year

Significant Ascents

Mt. Rainier, WA
Mt. Baker, WA
Mt. Shuksan, WA
Mt. Shasta, CA
Denali, AK
Mt. Emmerich, AK (First Ascent of the SW Face)
Illiniza Norte and Sur, Ecuador
Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Chimborazo, Ecuador
Iztaccihuatl, Mexico
Pico de Orizaba, Mexico

Certifications

AMGA Certified Rock Guide
AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician
Wilderness First Responder
AIARE Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer

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