Max Lurie

Location Boulder, CO

Role Guide

Years Guiding 15

About Max Lurie

Max was raised along the rugged coastline of Maine and learned to climb in Acadia National Park and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. For more than fifteen years he has traveled in pursuit of this passion. Max began his career as a mountain guide while earning his bachelors degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Maine. While in school his studies took him to Denali National Park, Alaska and the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Since 2009 he has been traveling to climb and guide in Alaska, Canadian Rockies, Cascades, Rainier, Red Rock, Sierras, South America, Tetons, Yosemite and more. Currently Max lives in Boulder, Colorado with his partner Katie and their dog Dexter.

Max is an American Mountain Guide Association certified Rock and Alpine Guide, as well as an accomplished alpinist. Max has been climbing since 2004 and traveling to the greater ranges in pursuit of his passion. Currently, Max’s greatest passion is ice, mixed and alpine climbing. He enjoys steep technical ice and mixed climbing on long routes in the mountains. When he isn’t guiding, Max is training to improve his own technical skill and quiet his mental landscape in constant pursuit of his next objective. He can be found honing his craft on the many cliffs surrounding his home in Boulder, Colorado or up in Rocky Mountain National Park


  • - AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • - AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
  • - AIARE Avalanche Instructor
  • - Emergency Medical Technician


  • “Max is very knowledgeable and very patient. He encouraged me to climb some routes that I was not able to climb before. I climb those routes successfully and worked with Max on my technical climbing skills. I have been climbing mountains for the past 19 years. I have worked with many guides all over the world. I can not say enough good things about Max’s abilities as a mountain guide and also as a person . I cannot wait to climb with Max again and continue to work with him to increase my abilities as a climber.”

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