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.
"A climber's day always starts at the crux: getting out of bed."
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