February 3, 2014
As mentioned above, I'm a hiker, not yet a climber though some hikes have involved a bit of climbing. I'm not a winter camper and have often stayed in AMC huts to reduce the weight of my pack. I have tented and cooked but prefer to use my energy hiking as opposed to cooking and bedding down. Have also done some desert camping on horseback in the Canyon de Chelley.
I work out regularly but do not currently have hiking or climbing specific muscles.
I've done a fair amount of hiking over the (many) years...the Whites, the Greens, just a bit in the Rockies and once in the Alps. I've wanted to try technical climbing, but time has not permitted until now.
the meet up was cancelled due to snow, but i met a nice guy who literally showed me the ropes (I'm a beginner). Made great progress and had a good time.