Kyle L.

Location:

Bow, NH
Hometown: Bow

Member since:

January 6, 2014

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Which aspects of mountaineering and backcountry sports are of most interest to you? -- (Hiking) (Backcountry Skiing) (Ice Climbing) (Rock Climbing) (Backpacking & Camping) ?

I'm interested in just about all aspects of the outdoors. I currently just hike. I used to ski when I was younger and would like to in the near future start skiing again, backcountry and cross-country being the focus. I've never done any real rock climbing, though it does interest me. I plan on doing some ice climbing eventually when I have the time/money for proper gear/training. I haven't backpacked in a long time, but one of my goals for this year is to go out on at least one backpacking trip.

What is your level of mountaineering experience or other backcountry skills? -- (Novice) (Beginner) (Intermediate) (Advanced) (Pro)? (Feel free to add some specifics):

I consider myself a fairly strong hiker, though I don't have experience mountaineering beyond the standard winter hiking. I'm currently working through my winter 48 and plan on taking up more advanced mountaineering upon completion, hopefully next winter.

What is your greatest achievement in the the mountains as of today?

Hiking my first round of the 48 4ks in 4 months a couple summer's ago.

What is you "next" greatest goal? Touch some summit? Backpack a trail?

My goal for this winter, besides hike as much as possible, is to summit Mt. Washington. Maybe my least favorite 3-season peak due to tourism. Tricky fitting the good-weather day in the schedule to tackle it in winter. Besides that, I want to learn as much as I can, and of course, have fun!

What was your most epic, trip that gives you the cold sweats in the middle of the night?

Too many to list. Pass/WhiteFace on a perfectly clear winter day for my first winter 4ks, traverses through the Bonds/Twins on a perfect summer day, as well as N/S Presi traverses on clear, windless days. Some of my favorite trips are those in which I meet new people or join up with an old friend.

Introduction

I'm studying electrical engineering currently at NHTI. I spent a few years at Berklee College of Music in Boston, I'm a huge jazz fan.


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