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

    Guide For:

    Denali

    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

    Certifications

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

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    Everything I hoped for. Both of these guys are top notch guides. These guys consistently used every opportunity to teach us how to be better climbers. I was impressed how they would tutor us, but not treat us like children. They expected us to be experienced climbers and demanded that we rise to the occasion. […]

    Denali BLOG

    • Denali: A Photo Essay

      by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]

    • Dear Alpine Ascents: Insulating Ice Axe Handles?

      Hey Alpine, I’m headed up to Denali this May (!!!!) and I heard that climbers insulate their ice axes? Interesting… What’s the rationale and how do I do it? Thanks in advance and see you in Talkeetna! Sincerely, Seeking Toasty Mitts Hi Toast Mitts, Thanks for reaching out and stoked you’re headed up to the […]

    • Selecting Snowshoes for Expeditions

      If you are preparing to embark on a Denali Prep course or a Denali expedition with Alpine Ascents, you are also about to enter into the wonderful world of snowshoe travel. There are several reasons for our unilateral use of snowshoes over skis on these trips. First, the learning curve for snowshoeing is far less […]

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