Courtney D.

Assistant Organizer


Somerville, MA
Hometown: Mesa, AZ

Member since:

August 12, 2010

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

Ski, rock, ice, backpacking, hiking. I tend to only get about 2 days of backcountry skiing in per season. would like to improve on this number. I backpack about 3 trips (9 days) a year. Could happily double this number.

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

Intermediate - no formal AAIRE training but i've read the books. Have several days of glacial travel and instruction.

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

Climbed The Beast (WI 4+) on March 21, 2014. Rainier - June 2014 Cayambe volcano, Ecuador in 6:02 Cotopaxi Volcano in 6:44 Mt Washington with my pregnant wife (Aug/Sept 2014)

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

Summit Aconcagua (2016?) Summit Paine Grande (Torres del Paine NP, Patagoinia, Chile) Summit Denali

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

Lincoln's Through on the hike down. Pitch black about 30 minutes in front of the next guy and all i could think about was "are my headlamp batteries still fresh?"


I like to ski. I like to climb. I like snow and I don't feel like sofa should be an extension of my posterior.

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