The Mountain Turtle


Seattle, WA
Hometown: Austria

Member since:

February 13, 2011

Why are you interested in Rock & Snow Scrambles and Mountaineering? Do you have heavy shoes, snowshoes, crampons and an ice-axe, are you ready to be roped up?

Scrambling is more interesting than hiking on a trail in the woods. Snow mountaineering is great, especially when you get to the top and enjoy the views, and the feeling to have accomplished your set goal.

We do advanced Hikes, Scrambles & SnowShoe Trips. Please list some of the bigger hikes or scambles you have done in the winter and summer.

Summer: Adams, Shasta, Baker, Glacier, Hood, Stuart, Index, Baring, Larrabee, DragonTail, Chair, SnowKing, Sahale, SnowFieldPeak, 3 Finger, Whitehorse, and many European Peaks Winter: Index, Barring, Vesper, Snoqualmie, McClellan, 3 Finger, Winchester, Granite, Bandera, SilverPeak,

Have you done some International Adventure Travel? Where have you been or would like to go? Have you lived overseas? Speak any foreign language?

Extensive (Asian, Europe, N&S America) and would like to do much more with the right people! Would be nice to go back to K2, or Nepal, Patagonia, Tibet, etc...

Do you know anybody in Peaks. There are many hiking meetup groups... have you looked at Peaks'Photo pages and are these type of hikes that you like? Why do you want to join this Peaks Group?


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Valentin Caspaar


This mountain turtle has a passion for the outdoors &"PEAKS Adventures":I hike, snow-hike mountaineer, off trail, little rock climbing, scramble, snowshoe, ski, sail, fly. Married, looking for more active friends that are not too fast to enjoy it

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  • K

    20's & 30's Seattle Social

    Hi I just saw your flight meetup Everett-Glacier­-Bake­r- Everett. Looks breathtaking! Do you ever have them still?

    Apr 29, 2014 3:44 AM
  • Solveig

    Hallo Val, Danke für die Einladung, aber ich wohne nicht in Seattle. Vielleicht trifft man sich ja mal bei einem German Meetup in Bellevue! :-)

    Feb 15, 2014 3:07 PM
  • Trish H.

    The Seattle German Language Meetup Group

    I really want to join the South end meetings at Magic Flavors but have plans for this Tuesday evening. I should be able to make it next month.

    Feb 14, 2014 2:16 PM
  • AlpineNW

    Peaks Adventures

    Hi Val ,
    i like peaks meetup group and i am a avid mountaineer but need company to climb peaks . i see that there are never RSVP options in peaks meetup events and even when there is only 1 organizer the RSVP is on waiting list , is this intentional ? how can i ensure that i can join the event ?

    Dec 26, 2013 8:03 PM
  • A.C. S.

    Hello Val, How are you? I just got back from Nepal and trying to sign up some of the hike could not get through? Please let me know, how I can sign back and join some of the winter hike or, climb! Thank you.

    Nov 12, 2013 12:42 AM
  • Katie

    Hi Val! The Peaks Meetup Group is awesome. :-) We featured a few photos from one of your recent Meetups on the Meetup HQ blog:­­ Cheers to your continued success! -- Katie, Meetup HQ

    Feb 12, 2013 11:24 AM
  • Melanie R.

    Hi Val - New Year's Party looks fun - what is the address? You can email me at [masked] or call [masked] or [masked]. Thanks! - Melanie

    Dec 31, 2012 12:38 PM
  • Hillary C.

    SENSE: For Entrepreneurs

    Hi Val!
    Thank you for continuing your membership with­­. Bethany and I look forward to seeing you at upcoming events. Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions.

    Dec 06, 2012 6:45 PM
  • Tegan

    Wow. Just wow. You guys have built an *amazing* Meetup Group in just a little over a year. We featured a photo from one of your recent Meetups on the Meetup HQ blog:­­ Congratulations­ on having put together such an amazing Meetup Group. :) --Tegan, Meetup HQ

    Jun 20, 2012 10:18 AM
  • Dianne

    Val, what a fabulous idea to have a holiday party! I like a New Year Party but early December is great, too. How about cross posting with Midweek Hiking and Bellevue/Seattl­e Hiking and Dragon Boating and Spontaneous Seattle, North Forty Hikers and PNW Leisure Hikers... and one or two others. I'll arrange if you okay.

    Aug 16, 2011 1:15 PM
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