Getting started, looking for partners.
Posted by desmo13 on Mar 13, 2008
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City or Place: Home base
Skill Level: Beginner
Partner Status: Want Partners
I am looking to get deeper into mountaineering and would like to find people to climb some mountains with.
I am pretty decent shape and getting fitter. I hike roughly 20 miles a week, cycle 100+ miles a week.
For experience, I rockclimbed in the late 80's to early 90's (probably 5.8? or so. I have taken Basic Mountaineering I and II on Shasta (no summit, just classes on the snow) and 4 years in the Marine Corps Infantry where besides survival skills and brutal 100 pound pack carries, I learned to suck it up and enjoy the misery/pain.
Oh, and I read "Freedom of the Hills" nighlty and my mountaineering book collection dwarfs any bookstore :)
I live on the Delta between the East Bay and Sacramento, and I am a teacher, so mass time off in the summer and holidays.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."
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