West Townsend, MAUSA
Hometown: West Townsend
March 2, 2014
Ice climbing, rock climbing, and hiking - in that order.
I would consider myself an intermediate hiker. Most of my hiking has been in the White Mountains, the Mid-State trail, and some hiking in Vermont. I'm probably borderline intermediate at rock climbing. I climb fairly regularly indoors and have a membership at CRG in Worcester and have done some outdoor climbing. This year I would like to learn how to set up top rope anchors. I'm definitely a beginner when it comes to ice climbing, though I aspire to great heights with this newfound activity. I have acquired the essential gear, but am looking forward to perfecting my technique, learning to place ice screws and eventually acquiring my own rack maybe someday learning to lead.
My greatest achievement in the mountains as of yet was climbing Moosilauke in the snow.
My next greatest goal is to get really proficient at ice climbing.
I'm still aspiring to my most epic trip that gives me cold sweats in the middle of the nite. At some point I will need to update this entry.
I live in W. Townsend, MA and work in Billerica as a patent specialist. This my 3rd year with the AMC and I am constantly trying and learning new things. My latest discovery is ice climbing, I have found the silver lining in winter, and I'm hooked!