Michael Hutchins

    Michael Hutchins

    Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

    Originally from Washington State, Michael started climbing and skiing in the North Cascades. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman, MT where he was able to receive a bachelor’s degree and spend many days in the mountains while attending school. At the age of 19, Michael began working as a Climbing Ranger on Mount Rainier and gained a great deal of experience and knowledge on the mountain. Michael has also spent time in Alaska, Nepal and across North America chasing his love for climbing. He lives in his home of Winthrop, WA.  When not guiding, he works as a farm-hand and carpenter.

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    Significant Ascents

    Mount Rainier 70+ ascents via 8 different routes
    AK, Denali, West Buttress
    AK, Mount Francis, Ski descent
    AK, Mount Hunter, North Buttress, Deprivation (6400′, AK6, AI6, M6, R)
    Aconcagua, 2 summits
    Patagonia, Aguja Frey, Abrojos y Centellas/Lost Fingers, 5.11 R
    Washington Pass, Liberty Bell, Thin Red Line, V, 5.10+, C3+ (one day)
    Washington Pass, Lexington Tower, Tooth and Claw, 5.12
    Washington Pass, South Early Winters Spire, Southern Man, 5.12a
    Mazama, WA, Goat’s Beard, V, WI 6, 1200’
    Yosemite, Zodiac, VI, 5.10, A3+
    Zion, Tatoween, V, 5.11+
    Castle Valley, Fine Jade, 5.11
    Red Rocks NV, Levitation 29, 5.11+
    Yosemite, Astroman, V, 5.11 (one day)
    Sphinx Mountain, MT, Lowe Direct, V, WI5
    Multiple climbing trips to Nepal
    Extensive Desert climbing in UT, CO, NV


    Avalanche Level 2
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    Rigging for Rescue
    Helicopter Crew member

    Awards & Recognition

    Denali Pro Award 2017
    Khumbu Climbing Center Instructor

    Immensely enjoyed the expedition. It was the most amazing and challenging outdoor experience of my life, so far. The guides were nothing short of excellent.

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