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Slideshow about trip to Aconcagua and Denali

Hi Folks,

I quit my job Dec 31st, 2011 with a goal to climb Mt. Aconcagua. I had failed summitting a year earlier due to lack of time and was determined to try as many times or as long as it took to get to the summit in 2012 so I quit my job.

I haven't gone back to my job yet. I ended almost frost bitten but made it to the summit of Aconcagua in February. I hung around South America for a few months, summitted Huayna Potosi, travelled through Chile, Argentina, Boliva and reflected on what I would do next.

With the adventure bug still in me I decided to attempt Mt. Denali in June with a few alterations to my gear that would prevent any likelihood of frost bite scenario that I faced on Aconcagua.

Denali was fun. I made it to the summit solo. I learned a few lessons which I want to test out on a higher mountain (Mt. Lenin) in Krygzstan.

Looks like I might not be going back to my old job anytime soon. Anyways, join me for a slide show about my journey :)

thanks,
Swam

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  • Swamy K.

    lot of no shows

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a maybe for this one

    June 20, 2013

  • edna t.

    Looking forward to the slide show.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to cancel my RSVP -- have to go out of town.

    June 19, 2013

    • Swamy K.

      No worries. See you in DC

      June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could make it, but suddenly swamped with work. Will join the others to see more about it when you're in DC.

    June 18, 2013

    • Swamy K.

      No worries. See you in DC

      June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Being from Alaska and having recently returned from two years in Kyrgyzstan I would be very interested in seeing your slideshow and hearing about your trip. Unfortunately, like the previous post it is too far out of town.

    1 · June 17, 2013

    • Alex L.

      It is too far out of town for me as well but id love to see it when you do one in DC

      1 · June 17, 2013

    • Swamy K.

      cool Alex, see you there

      June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could go, too far out of town for me though :(

    1 · June 10, 2013

    • Swamy K.

      Jack, There is direct bus from West falls church metro on Orange line to right outside the venue. No stopping. It only takes 20 minutes

      June 16, 2013

  • James

    Would love to see your pictures, but I'll be out of town as well. Did the Inca Trail a few years ago and would love to see more of South America!

    1 · June 16, 2013

    • Swamy K.

      Will post pictures after the event

      June 16, 2013

  • joe

    Work trip means I won't be around on the 20th. But would love to hear & see your experiences since I will be camping four nights in Denali the first week of September.

    1 · June 12, 2013

    • Swamy K.

      Will post pictures after the event

      June 16, 2013

  • Swamy K.

    Folks,
    I need a location. The deal with Reston community center fell through. If there is less than 6 people then I can do it at my place in Reston. Need recommendations.

    thx,
    Swam

    May 22, 2013

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