Hometown: Silver Spring
April 25, 2013
Multiple backpacking trips in greater DC area, New Zealand, and Chile. I'm an avid outdoor adventurer who hikes, backpacks, climbs (rock, ice and alpine), and skis.
Overcoming food poisoning to climb a 17,000ft glaciated peak in Ecuador. Backed off Cotopaxi due to cold toe (couldn't move it). Lots of preplanning for gear, backup plans, group coordination, identifying expectations of group and my own. Also served as a leader for my mountaineering clubs annual Alpine Skills training on Mt. Washington in January. Prepped folks for training hikes, clothes, fitness, and nutrition tips and performed gear checks.
2 person UL tent (Big Agnes), 0 and 20 degree sleeping bag (primaloft since I'm allergic to down), Styrofoam or blow-up pad. Have a bivy but have never used it.
Love to push my limits. Highly recommended by friends in the group. Goals are to reduce all the unnecessary extras. Identify good food tips for my food allergies to keep weight down.
Friends with Ryan Shauers, Carrie Graff, and Jen Adach.