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Eriq P.


Silver Spring, MD
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Member since:

February 6, 2012


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

I don't have any intention of climbing Mt. Everest - for a number of reasons. My daydream is to climb Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. Chimborazo being closest to the sun and farthest from the center of the earth - that will be my Everest!

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.)

Ice climbing in New Paltz. Rock climbing in New Hampshire, Maine, West Virginia.

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!)

Getting to the top of either WhiteHorse or Cathedral Ledge during an epic 10-day climbing marathon. We topped out in the rain, with the last 30 feet being an unprotected scramble on a sunny day, but fairly treacherous during a deluge. Still, the entire trip was great fun, and I'd definitely like to climb there again.


I'm making a living running adventure programs locally in the DC metro area, but ironically I don't get out for too many new adventure myself. Although my schedule is pretty full, I'm definitely wanting to work towards climbing a big mountain!

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