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Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby 2High » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:59 am

Hello I just joined SP yesterday. I have been lurking around this website whenever I'm in Colorado or someplace other than
my hometown of Chicago :roll: I am currently 15 years old and a sophomore in High school. I was born in Poland :) (Not Much Mountains There)


GOALS:

()Kilimanjaro
()Mount Whitney (Hoping this Year)
() Hike Pikes Peak
() Join a Gym with a climbing wall
() Hopefully someday in the future climb K2
() Climb Denali also someday in the future
() Climb Mount Elbert in the Winter
() Climb the highest peak in Poland (Rysy)
() Learn to Ski Efficiently
() Go to Yosemite NP in California

Accomplishments:

-- I have gone up Pikes Peak with my parents in a car :)

-- I have gotten to the top of Devils Tower

-- I have climbed several peaks in the Wet Mountain area in Colorado

-- Have done some free climbing in Garden of The Gods

-- Gone to the Bad Lands

-- Went to Yellowstone

-- Climbed Grand Teton

-- Climbed the Inspiration point trail at Seven Falls Colorado

-- Watched some Climbing Movies (Touching the Void, Everest IMAX, Dark Side of Everest) read Jon Kraukers book Into The thin Air, Aron Ralstons Book also
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby AdamsKerr » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:59 am

good goals!
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby 2High » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:03 am

Thank You

Ever Since I first went to Colorado I was very inspired by climbing and mountains.

I probably could have done Kili this year or the next but my parents won't pitch in on expenses :(
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby visentin » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:53 pm

2round :)
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby 2High » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:20 pm

I still want to go on Kili not for climbing experience but for the vast variety of plant and animals you may see on they way.
Trying to save up 2 grand :(

So far 875 from my summer job


Also i got lucky this winter my dad is going to Colorado to ski at Loveland and Vail so
I might ask him to let me climb some peaks

Any Suggestions ?
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby 2High » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:41 am

Mount Yale is in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness (within the Sawatch Range) just south of Mt. Harvard (14,420') and Mt. Columbia (14,073') and north of Mt. Princeton (14,197').



I saw this and i found it quite interesting.

Has anyone done these climbs ??

It seems as that i could hit 4 birds with one stone

Right ?
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby CClaude » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:27 pm

Hey, Poland has great mountains. My friends, Tomasz and Tomasz love them. I'd like to take them up and go check out the Tetras.

Goals and accomplishments are funny things. As you accomplish one of your goals, your mind will open up and leads to only more goals. I've also seen a friend develop an obsession when he was stormed off a mountain for the 9th time in 5 or 6 years (I was with him on the first attempt of this thing)

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I'll love to see where this wild ride will bring you as you submit trip reports in the next 20 or so years.
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby 2High » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:03 pm

I'm going to take avalanche courses and learn to self arrest sometime in Janurary.


Kili sounds boring as you guys are putting it
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby chugach mtn boy » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:18 pm

2High wrote:Kili sounds boring as you guys are putting it


Oh geez, 2High, do NOT pass up a chance to go to Africa if you have one, just to go the the California Sierra instead :shock: . At least not just because Vitaliy told you to!

Your initial instinct was right that Kili has awesome flora and such to experience. But don't just mindlessly fixate on Kili--there are other very cool alpine mountains in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda that would give you more of a true adventure and have the advantage of being just a little lower and killing a tad fewer brain cells.
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby 2High » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:01 am

I wish I had more cash so I could go to more places during 2010-2011 :L

Anyway

Anyone know any good gyms in Illinois ?
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby JJBrunner » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:53 am

I love that joining a climbing gym is on the list with Denali and K2!
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby 2High » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:20 am

Denali And K2 are more of long term goals...............


I didn't put them in any specific order
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Re: Accomplishments and Goals !!

Postby 2High » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:26 am

If only i knew how to ski well enough to do it off Denali

I'm planning on doing Denali at 17 or later when i get more cash.
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