Harrison Lewis

I grew up in the great mountaineering state of Missouri–all jokes aside, I was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age. My first introduction to the mountains was a family trip to Colorado, I didn’t realize it then, but that trip sparked a desire for adventure in me. It took nine years before I came back to Colorado and after that I knew I needed to be in the mountains.  It’s come full circle since then and I began my guiding career in Telluride with Mountain Trip!

I cut my teeth climbing in the surrounding crags of Bozeman, Montana. Whether it was ice, mixed, rock or alpine routes, I grew to love it all, and couldn’t get enough! Since then, I’ve climbed all over the United States, from granite slabs in New Hampshire to big walls in Yosemite, even trips to the Alaska range! My true love is ice and mixed climbing and my time in Bozeman blessed me with a fantastic playground. That love led me to Scotland to partake in the fantastic traditional winter mixed climbing there. When I wasn’t climbing I worked at the local climbing gym in Bozeman which reinforced my desire to teach and share my love for the mountains.

Whenever I’m not in the mountains you can find me reading mountaineering literature (I have my own personal collection back in Bozeman), dreaming of big alpine routes, or training to be better prepared in the mountains!

I’m currently an AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Wilderness EMT, Leave No Trace Master Educator, Climbing Wall Instructor, and I’ve completed a Recreational Level 2 avalanche course. I’m excited to continue to be a part of the Mountain Trip team and I’m eager to continue my education through the AMGA.

 

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