Guest Guide – Sterling Mountain Guides Owner/Founder
Mischa found his love for climbing 20 years ago when the Burlington Rock Gym opened in Essex, Vermont, and his father took him to climb outdoors at Cathedral Ledge in New Hampshire. Since then, Mischa has pursued a career in outdoor education and continued to climb in Vermont, out West and around the world. Mischa is certified as a Single Pitch Instructor by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), an Outdoor Educator by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and is a trained Wilderness First Responder.
When he’s not leading climbing trips, Mischa guides at-risk youth through social and emotional struggles as the Outdoor Program Director at a small alternative high school. He serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Vermont’s climbing access non-profit organization, CRAG-VT. Mischa’s favorite climbing experience include learning trad in Red Rock Canyon in Nevada, traversing granite alpine ridges in the Wind River Range in Wyoming, hand jamming in Indian Creek, Utah, projecting routes in Catalunya, Spain, and exploring alongside the wonderful community of climbers in Vermont.