DC Metro Mountaineers (DCMM) 20090616
Washington, DC 20005


Odenton, MDUSA 21113
Hometown: Odenton

Member since:

December 16, 2011


My name is Mark Thomsen, and after speaking with Adam and others, I gotta join you guys! Looking to starting ice climbing and mountaineering this year and beyond.

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

It's currently a day dream, but I have strong desires to start this year. Hope to join this group in any planned adventures for 2012. I attended a "Ice Nite" at Earth Treks recently that further "pumped me up" for the world of ice climbing and mountaineering. I currently rock climb indoors and outdoors. I'm lead certified as well.

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

Not yet.

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

Yep, I rock climb twice a week at Earth Treks columbia. Have been climbing for over a year indoors and outdoors. Can lead indoors, but haven't gotten that far outdoors. Hope to take a trad climbing and rescue climbing course next year.

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!)

None yet, but soon I'll have imprints of vast landscapes while my brain is starved of oxygen!?

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  • Mike

    Hey Mark! Thanks for the note. Your commentary during climbing was priceless, and you were really climbing well. Hope you find time in your schedule to join us again.

    Oct 25, 2012 2:31 PM
  • Dave R

    Thank you Mark, and thank you making it happen in the first place. If you have suggestions for making the group a success and fun for everyone please email us!

    Jan 08, 2011 10:28 AM
  • Kirsten

    Hi Mark! Hope to see you at our next Crop Mob - 9/11 or 9/18 :)

    Sep 06, 2010 8:49 AM
  • Michael Lynn

    Hey Mark. I had a great time at the kayaking class. Thanks for setting that up.

    May 03, 2010 10:04 AM
  • emy

    Hi Mark, just to let you know I'm taking Eliza's spot for the kayaking class tomorrow. Thanks, Emy

    Apr 30, 2010 12:39 PM
  • Luke Jones

    No problem. Glad to be of service.

    Mar 29, 2010 6:40 AM
  • Lisa

    lol...Love this idea, Mark! Can't wait to hang out again :)

    Mar 10, 2010 6:23 PM
  • Dana Morgan

    Thanks for organizing. I truly enjoyed being with the group (you guys make for good entertainment and photos!) I will never forget you and that red jacket! LOL. Cant wait for the next event!

    Feb 22, 2010 3:03 PM
  • Eve

    Mark, you did an awesome job organizing the brunch. My twin and I had a blast and everyone was a blast to meet.

    Nov 16, 2009 11:48 PM
  • Molly

    Hi Mark, I had so much fun yesterday. Thank you so much for organizing the Drag Queen Brunch. It was really great meeting and I look forward to other events. I will look into going to ZooLights.

    Nov 16, 2009 1:47 PM
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