Michelle Leber

    Michelle Leber

    Guide: Washington

    Born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania, Michelle fell in love with the mountains as a teenager has spent most of her adult life scheming ways to get outside. Realizing the weekend warrior life wouldn’t cut it, Michelle left a more mundane career to become a guide. Her current passion is helping others achieve climbing goals and challenge themselves. She also enjoys talking about physics and working as an EMT. Michelle splits her time between Moab, the Tetons, and the Cascades.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    Most beloved book
    Harry Potter

    Guilty Pleasure
    Chocolate ice cream with red wine

    Dream rope team / climbing partner for your dream climb?
    Whoever I’m with right now and whatever we’re climbing 🙂

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week
    Winnie the Pooh

    Most people don’t know that…
    I had purple hair for most of my teenage years

    Significant Ascents

    Direct North Ridge, Mt. Stuart
    Grand Traverse, Tetons
    Direct NW Face, Half Dome
    Moonlight Buttress, Zion
    Gannett Peak, Wind River Range


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Emergency Medical Technician
    AMGA Rock Instructor
    AMGA Alpine Guide Course
    AIARE Level I
    Leave No Trace Trainer


    • Diabetes in the Wild

      Submission By Morgan McGonagle I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 12 years old. As a very active and independent 12-year-old, this was not a convenient diagnosis. I wanted to be outside as much as possible at the time and was planning to attend a summer camp where I would be away […]

    • Training for Mountaineering Webinar with Steve House

      Alpine Ascents International hosted Steve House, founder of Uphill Athlete and author of the training bible for mountaineers and trail runners, Training for the Uphill Athlete, for a free webinar on February 20th. Steve covered the training approach that he used in his own career as a professional climber which he now uses to help […]

    • Self Love and Wilderness

      Submission by Avalon Qian. “Tag responsibly, keep the West wild.” I pause mid-mindless-instagram scroll. This is not the first time I have seen this sentiment in an instagram post or an article about leaving no trace: “Tag responsibly.” “Keep the West wild.” What does this tag mean? I understand the fear that wild places may […]

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