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. Michelle splits her time between Moab, the Tetons, and the Cascades.

    Significant Ascents

    Direct North Ridge, Mt. Stuart
    Grand Traverse, Tetons
    Direct NW Face, Half Dome
    Moonlight Buttress, Zion


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


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