Dave G.


Silver Spring, MD
Hometown: Silver Spring

Member since:

September 7, 2012

Where would you like your next mountaineering adventure to be? Is it a daydream, or a firming-up plan?

I do not know. I am interested in joining this group because it includes more experienced people who could guide me to other 'beginner' peaks.

Have you done any skiing in the backcountry -- if so, where?


Have you done any rock/ice climbing? (Not a pre-requisite, but helpful -- and you have to be willing to learn.)

I've climbed with PATC and the meetup group several times at various locations in MD/VA. I've also climbed out in the Sierra Nevada range.

What is your most memorable summit? (Yes, they are all memorable... But we are interested in your mountaineering/technical experience, so let us know about that hard one!)

It would have to be Mt. Dana in Yosemite. It was my first taste of elevation, starting at 10k and ending about 13k. When we got to the top we had a panoramic view of Yosemite. But the best site up there was Mono Lake.


I am looking for a step up from my normal routine. Right now, I think I want to take further advantage of my growing passion for climbing and hiking. I would like to accrue experience in leading outdoors.

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