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.


    Take 5 with the Guide

    Favorite movie
    A Clockwork Orange

    Guilty Pleasure
    Bad romantic comedies, the more cliche the better

    In another life I’d…
    Be a puppy. Morning naps, afternoon naps, and evening naps all sandwiched by snacks and belly rubs.

    Most people don’t know that…
    I make up silly songs pretty much daily, I think my wife is laughing at the lyrics but she may also just be laughing at how bad my voice is

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers
    Cry in the dojo and laugh on the battlefield.

    Guide For:


    Significant Ascents

    Denali, AK – 7 expeditions
    Mt. Rainier, WA
    Mt. Baker, WA
    Mt. Shuksan, WA
    Mt. Shasta, CA
    Mt. Emmerich, AK (First Ascent of the SW Face)
    Illiniza Norte and Sur, Ecuador
    Cotopaxi, Ecuador
    Chimborazo, Ecuador
    Iztaccihuatl, Mexico
    Pico de Orizaba, Mexico


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


    Climbing Denali with this Alpine Ascents team and guides has been the highlight of my mountaineering experience. Best trip I’ve ever been on.

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