Mike Lewis

Location Jackson, Wy

Role Senior Guide

Years Guiding 19

About Mike Lewis

Mike, known affectionately as “Lunchbox,” began his guiding and instructing career in 1993 and started with JHMG in 1998 in Red Rocks, NV. He is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and a Wilderness First Responder. Mike has accumulated many personal achievements such as climbing Facile (5.14b) and soloing the Polish Direct on Aconcagua (AI3 V), as well as many first ascents including the 15­pitch Dogma (5.11c V) in Red Rocks. Mike has guided across the U.S. and in South America, worked on the Yosemite Search and Rescue Team (YOSAR), and has worked for Outward Bound and other Outdoor Education organizations. He has a B.S. in Recreation Management and an M.A. in Contemplative Counseling Psychology. Mike lives in Boulder, CO.


  • - AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • - AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
  • - Wilderness First Responder
  • - AAI and AIARE Certified Level III Avalanche Forcaster
  • - Avalanche Instructor


  • My experiences with JHMG have been uniformly outstanding.   Each guide that has worked with me over the years has taken a genuine interest in helping me advance my climbing.  The levels of professionalism, expertise, and interest in teaching among the guides I have worked with has been top-notch.

    — David Matthews
  • If you want to climb safely with confidence and learn about WHAT you are actually doing and climbing…Pick JHMG.  Hands down the best guys for the job!  YEARS of experience and professionalism are very obvious from the moment you step inside the shop.  Nice guys, well trained and fun to climb with!

    — Darren Davis
  • I just wanted to thank you for setting us up with such unbelievable guides.  They were absolutely solid, professional and fun to be around.  We couldn’t have had better, nor better results.  That climb of the Grand is something I’ll never forget.  I will be back to climb Mt. Moran next.

    —  Paul Edelbrock
  • The climb was so much more difficult than I expected but Mike did an excellent job of keeping me moving safely so I could reach the summit.  Mike also provided surprisingly tasty meals on this climb.

    — Y. Riviera
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