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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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ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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