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Ko'olau Mountain Ridgeline


Male, 27 years old

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Power = 26 (Vote Weight = 56.6%)

Occupation: Student/ Conservation-Rare Plant Field Tech Intern

Website: Alika

A Few Words: I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and have gazed up at the Ko'olau Mountains from my driveway through my entire childhood. The Ko'olaus are my home mountains and are still very dear to me. My parents and particularly my Aunty Laurie brought be into the mountains since I was little, as well as my numerous ocean activities. Starting in 8th grade, I attended an amazing tiny wilderness camp in Vermont where I first tried rock climbing and went backpacking in the White Mountains of Vermont and did backcountry canoe trips in Maine. The directors of the camp inspired me to further love the woods, and I have worked at the camp as a counselor for 2 years. In my last couple of years of High School, I started hiking in Hawaii even more, and became very interested in native plants, particularly rare plants. I work on several volunteer projects, including the Oahu Plant Extinction Prevention Program, monitoring and collecting from plants that have 50 or less individuals left in the world. This work brought me to more and more remote and beautiful areas of Oahu. Following my freshman year of college I was employed as a summer intern for the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program, doing work with the rare plants on army lands on Oahu, taking me to more amazing places on a full time basis. I am now a Sophomore at the University of Colorado- Boulder, studying Geography and Environmental Studies. In my first year here I have become much more into rock climbing and mountaineering. My interests include climbing trad, alpine, ice, sport and trying new kinds of climbing in new places. I have climbed in Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Canyon, Devils Tower, Shelf Road, Indian Creek, Zion, Red Rocks, and many other locations. Other than climbing I compete in Outrigger Canoe Racing (18 Boys State Champion in 2009), both one and six man and surfski open ocean kayaking. I also love to bodysurf and freedive, spearfishing or just for fun. I wish I could dive like my younger brother, a high school senior who builds his own wooden hand made spearguns and is an amazing freediver and spearfisherman.

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My Areas & Ranges (1)
Ko'olau Mountain Range (Hawaii - Oahu)
My Mountains & Rocks (1)
Pu'u Konahuanui (Ko'olau Mountain Range)

My Gear Reviews (4)

Climber's Logs I've Signed (48)
Mountains & Rocks (43)
Mount Sunflower (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Magazine-Signal Hill (U.S. State Highpoints)
Hawkeye Point (U.S. State Highpoints)
Taum Sauk Mountain (U.S. State Highpoints)
Montezuma's Tower (Garden of the Gods)
Shirttail Peak (Boulder Range)
Gannett Peak (U.S. State Highpoints)
Pu'u Konahuanui (Ko'olau Mountain Range)
Ka'ala (Hawaii - Oahu)
Mount Tripyramid (White Mountains (NH/ME))
Mount Whiteface (White Mountains (NH/ME))
Mount Passaconaway (White Mountains (NH/ME))
Mount Chocorua (White Mountains (NH/ME))
Cannon Mountain (NH) (White Mountains (NH/ME))
Kinsman Mountain, South Peak (White Mountains (NH/ME))
South Peak (Moosilauke) (White Mountains (NH/ME))
Mount Moosilauke (White Mountains (NH/ME))
Mount Lafayette (Twin & Franconia Ranges)
Mount Moriah (NH) (Carter Range)
Wildcat Mountain (Carter Range)
Mount Hight (Carter Range)
Carter Dome (Carter Range)
Goose Eye Mountain (White Mountains (NH/ME))
North Baldface & South Baldface (White Mountains (NH/ME))
Mount Olomana (Ko'olau Mountain Range)
Tikaboo Peak (The Top 10)
Humphreys Peak (U.S. State Highpoints)
Navajo Mountain (UT) (Utah 2,000 ft Prominence Peaks)
Devils Tower (Black Hills SD)
White Butte (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Washington (Presidential Range)
Mount Harvard (Colorado 14ers)
La Plata Peak (Colorado 14ers)
Holy Cross, Mount of the (Colorado 14ers)
Mount Evans (Colorado 14ers)
Mount Bierstadt (Colorado 14ers)
Torreys Peak (Colorado 14ers)
Grays Peak (Colorado 14ers)
Wheeler Peak (NM) (Sangre de Cristo Mountains)
Panorama Point (U.S. State Highpoints)
Routes (4)
Ruper (5.8+) (Eldorado Canyon Climbing)
Bastille Crack (5.7) (Eldorado Canyon Climbing)
Crimson Chrysalis (Rainbow Mountain)
Canyons (1)
Grand Canyon National Park (U.S. National Parks)

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