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Mazamas Leader Profile
Climbing Since: 1970
Mazamas Leader Since: 2005
I Like Climbing On: Everything
Mazamas Service: ICS Coordinator 09-10, Climb Committee 08-09, Ski Mountaineering Committee since 2002 (chairman '05-'07), Membership services '02-03. I am a frequent instructor in BCEP, ICS, Avalanche skill builders and Crevasse rescue skill builders.
Major Climbing Achievements: Your next climb or ski with me may be the best yet!
Climbing and Leadership Philosophy: I like diverse, relaxed groups for most easy climbs. I prefer to move slow at the start and don't go faster than people can handle. I'm not in a hurry to get out of the mountains when there's nice weather; expect naps and long breaks on the way down. Harder climbs need harder-core methods. I promise a break every hour but not a lot of lazing around on more serious routes. Most of the climbs I lead are ski mountaineering trips: look for the (S) on the climb description and apply for it if you are a good skier...
Favorite Summit Treat: Salty foods are great, but nothing beats a 30-minute nap on the summit!
Personal Information: I grew up climbing in New Mexico and Colorado. I've climbed all 54 peaks over 14000' in Colorado. I've climbed in the Alps & Tetons as well. As often as not you'll find me on randonee skis in the mountains. I'm frequently quoted as saying that nobody should WALK down a mountain. I'm getting familiar with the Northwest volcanoes since I moved here in 2002 -- many opportunities to explore new places!