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Ash D.

Location:

San Mateo, CA
Hometown: Boston

Member since:

April 14, 2014

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

all of the above - but I'm very new to rock climbing and skiing and have done ice climbing just once.

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

Intermediate. Have done several hikes in the whites (20+ 4000 footers) and the west coast (Mt.Whitney, Half Dome, etc.)

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

Learning how to respect the mountains.

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

Killimanjaro or Aconcagua in 2014 and Mt.Olympus sometime soon. Hiking the narrows in Zion is also on the list.

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

Paintbrush divide in Grand Tetons where my friend almost slipped at the divide (slippery and icy conditions) and let his backpack go. No one was hurt.

Introduction

I live in Boston and have been hiking and backpacking in all seasons for a while. Just started rock climbing but sticking to indoor walls until I gain the confidence to go our doors. I'm a photographer which is a plus for hiking mates :)


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