5+Years of ServiceLee Lazzara
Senior Guide: International, Washington

Talk about hitting the jackpot: Lee made the move from suburban New Jersey to the good times and even better snow of Park City at age 16 and has called Utah home ever since. Finding a life in the mountains has taken him through a variety of work - from groveling as a ski resort dishwasher, to learning the mysteries of snow shoveling and hot tub maintenance, finally graduating to the world of ski patrolling and mountain guiding. He comes to Alpine Ascents with years of ski and mountain guiding experience and first ascents in such far flung locations as Utah, Washington and Argentina. He moonlights as a freelance writer, speaks Spanish at a first grade level and plays guitar somewhat well.

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Certified Alpine Guide by the American Mountain Guides Association. Certified Rock Guide by the American Mountain Guides Association. Certified Ski Guide by the American Mountain Guides Association. Certified American Mountain Guide by the American Mountain Guides Association.

Significant Ascents

Mt Rainier - guided ascents, many routes
Mt Baker - guided ascents, many routes
Mt Shuksan - guided ascents, many routes
The Tooth (5.4) - Central Cascades, WA
Beckey's Wall (5.7) - Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT 
The Crucifix (5.12b) - Yosemite, CA
Northwest Couloir - Shuksan - ski descent
Classic Crack (5.8+) - Leavenworth, WA - solo ascent
Diedre (5.7) - Squamish, BC
Carlsberg Column (WI5) - Canadian Rockies
Mt Saint Helens - ski descent
Dragontail - Serpentine Arête (IV 5.8) - Stuart Range, WA - guided ascent

Certifications

IFMGA Certified Guide
AMGA Certified Rock Guide
AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
AMGA Certified Ski Mountaineering Guide
Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Avalanche Level III 
US Dept. Justice/ATF - Approved Explosives Handler
Leave No Trace Trainer