Hometown: Seattle, WA
October 9, 2012
I enjoy the psychological challenges that mountains and wilderness can provide. Exposing yourself to a beautiful environment that is entirely indifferent to you and your motivations can restore some humility when you're feeling pretty good about yourself. I doubt I need to mention the more obvious rewards. Got boots, snowshoes, crampons, and an ice-axe and welcome the rope.
Summer: Rainier, Adams, Baker, Hood, Glacier, Shuksan, Stuart, Maude, Seven Fingered Jack, Black Peak, North Gardner, Gardner, Silver Star, Dragontail, Mesahchie, Colchuck, Argonaut, and other Bulgers. Winter: Baring, Persis, Nimbus, Spark Plug, Snoqualmie, Silver-Abiel-Humpback Traverse, Web, McCausland, Defiance, etc. Would like to do more winter climbs.
Haven't done much adventure travel...yet. I lived in Spain for a year and have spent time in other European countries, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. I speak Spanish.
Peaks seems like a group interested in outings involving a bit more commitment than Mt. Si and the other usual suspects along I-90. From the comments, I gather that safety is a priority and that there are some folks in this group who have a lot of mountaineering experience. Seems like a good place to learn from others with more experience while helping those with less.
I love to get out and explore high places. Always looking for like-minded folks who would make good climbing/scrambling partners.