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Alpinist


Male, 52 years old

Kildeer, Illinois, United States

Power = 518 (Vote Weight = 94.43%)


Occupation: Spelling Champeon

Partner Details: Always looking for additional climbing partners and friends.

A Few Words: I've been hiking and climbing for 25+ years in the northern Sierra in California. I moved away from the Bay Area in '94, but still manage to visit the Sierra at least once per year. I've also been exploring and climbing other parts of the country and world.

I completed the 50 state highpoints in March 2012 and I've climbed a few of the 7-summits.

"To lovers of the wild, these mountains are not a hundred miles away. Their spiritual power and the goodness of the sky make them near, as a circle of friends."
- John Muir

Affiliations:
Highpointers Club, since 2009
Chicago Mountaineering Club, since 2005
- 2007/2008: Publications Chair
- 2009: Expedition Co-chair - led western outing to Granite Peak
- 2010: Publications Chair
- 2011/2012: Vice President
- 2013/2014: President


Certifications: WFA (April 2006, March 2009), CPR (March 2009)

State Highpoints (50):

Seven Summits (4):

Aconcagua - Dec 15, 2005Kilimanjaro - Feb 14, 2007Denali - June 1, 2008Kosciuszko - Nov 11, 2009
South America (14 days)Africa (6 days)North America (19 days)Australia (4.5 hours)


Current and Past SP Climbing Partners: Andeanista, BenB, Bill562, Bruce S., CharlesD, Chris, Colonelpyat, Corax, Drjohnso1182, Grabbs146, Ibndalight, jimconsid, Lobogirl, mhb3939, Nadios, Outside, Outofstep80, Palflax, Peak Freak, Peter Gram, Scott, Snowslogger, Summitman, TeeLee, Xdoogiex, Zscapes,


Climbing Videos: www.youtube.com/user/MidwestAlpinist


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My Areas & Ranges (1)
Sonora Pass Area (Sierra Nevada)
My Mountains & Rocks (32)
Wheeler Peak (YNP) (Sonora Pass Area)
Richardson Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Johnson Peak (Yosemite) (Tuolumne Meadows - Logistical Center)
Sachse Monument (Sonora Pass Area)
Peak 10431 (Sonora Pass Area)
Pluto Dome (Tuolumne Meadows - Logistical Center)
Watchtower (Sonora Pass Area)
Keyes Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Saurian Crest (Sonora Pass Area)
Craig Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Snow Peak (Yosemite) (Sonora Pass Area)
Chittenden Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Timms Hill (U.S. State Highpoints)
Night Cap Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
The Buttress (Wind River Range)
Miriam Peak (Wind River Range)
Charles Mound (U.S. State Highpoints)
Center Mountain (Sonora Pass Area)
Wells Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Relief Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Bigelow Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Schofield Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Forsyth Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Haystack Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Quartzite Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Grizzly Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Molo Mountain (Sonora Pass Area)
Kennedy Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Granite Dome (Sonora Pass Area)
Wheeler Peak (NM) (Sangre de Cristo Mountains)
My Routes (36)
North Ridge (Richardson Peak)
Northeast Ridge (Sachse Monument)
Bull of the Woods Trail (Wheeler Peak (NM))
Mount Rogers Trail (Mount Rogers)
Kennedy Lake (Night Cap Peak)
Vulture Lookout (Devil's Lake)
The Sentinel (Mississippi Palisades)
Southwest Ridge (Keyes Peak)
Southwest Ridge (Volunteer Peak)
North Ridge from Mary Lake (Saurian Crest)
South Ridge (Craig Peak)
North Ridge (Snow Peak (Yosemite))
South Ridge from Tilden Lake (Snow Peak (Yosemite))
North Gully (Chittenden Peak)
Northwest Ridge (The Buttress)
Northwest Slope (Center Mountain)
Southern Ridge (Relief Peak)
Soda Canyon (Relief Peak)
North Ridge (Bigelow Peak)
Eastern Slope (Peak 10431)
Southern Slope (Big Sam)
Kennedy Creek (Big Sam)
Western Ridge (Schofield Peak)
Route from Otter Lake (Schofield Peak)
South Ridge (Schofield Peak)
Northeast Slope (Forsyth Peak)
Route from Otter Lake (Haystack Peak)
Bond Pass (Quartzite Peak)
East Face (Molo Mountain)
South Face (Kennedy Peak)
Southern Route (Granite Dome)
Western Route (Black Hawk Mountain)
My Trailheads (6)
Borah Peak Trailhead (Borah Peak)
Seven Pines (Sonora Pass Area)
Cold Springs Trailhead (Gannett Peak)
Leavitt Lake Trailhead (Leavitt Peak)
Leavitt Meadows (Tower Peak)
Kennedy Meadows Trailhead (Leavitt Peak)
My Lists (2)
My Custom Objects (1)
US State Highpoint Album (U.S. State Highpoints)
My Albums (7)
State Highpoint USGS Markers (U.S. State Highpoints)
Casaval Ridge (Mount Shasta)
Women of SummitPost (Various thematic albums collected)
My Trip Reports (10)

My Gear Reviews (52)
PowerShot S100 (Cameras - Digital)
Lightweight R4 Jacket (Insulated Tops)
Stanley Bowl & Mug (Dining Supplies)
4.5L Aluminum Pot (Cook Sets)
Backpacker (Climbing/Hiking Magazines)
Profile Quickie 240 Probe (Avalanche Gear)
Summit Snow Saw (Miscellaneous Accessories for Outdoors)
Nose Guard (Sunglasses)
TAnchors (Ice and Snow Pro)
Compressor Pants (Insulated Bottoms)
Fleece Grip Gloves (Gloves - Mittens)
Powershot SD500 (Cameras - Digital)
D80 (Cameras - Digital)
Horse Thief (Sleeping Bag Liners & Over Bags)
Alpine Jacket (Shell Jackets)
PCT 1 (Tents)
Waypoint 1 (Tents)
iQue 3600 (GPS)
MapSend 2D Topo (Mapping Software)
Parbat MemBrain Parka (Insulated Tops)
Denali Evo Ascent (Snowshoes)

My Gear Categories (9)
Climber's Logs I've Signed (123)
Mountains & Rocks (123)
Wheeler Peak (YNP) (Sonora Pass Area)
Bartlett Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Richardson Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Johnson Peak (Yosemite) (Tuolumne Meadows - Logistical Center)
Tuolumne Peak (Yosemite National Park)
Tioga Peak (Yosemite National Park)
Angels Landing (Zion National Park)
Sachse Monument (Sonora Pass Area)
Peak 10431 (Sonora Pass Area)
Bigelow Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Mauna Kea (Big Island Peaks)
Cheaha Mountain (U.S. State Highpoints)
Britton Hill (U.S. State Highpoints)
Woodall Mountain (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Walter (Sangre de Cristo Mountains)
Wheeler Peak (NM) (Sangre de Cristo Mountains)
Sassafras Mountain (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Rogers (U.S. State Highpoints)
Black Mountain (KY) (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Mitchell (Black Mountains)
Clingmans Dome (Southern Sixers)
Brasstown Bald (U.S. State Highpoints)
Quandary Peak (Colorado 14ers)
Haleakala (Maui Peaks)
Driskill Mountain (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Magazine-Signal Hill (U.S. State Highpoints)
Longs Peak (Colorado 14ers)
Vogelsang Peak (Yosemite National Park)
Mount Hoffmann (Yosemite National Park)
Mount Dana (Yosemite National Park)
Borah Peak (Idaho County Highpoints)
Kings Peak (Kings-Emmons Ridge)
Mount Bierstadt (Colorado 14ers)
Eagle Mountain (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Lyell (California County Highpoints)
Spruce Knob (U.S. State Highpoints)
Backbone Mountain (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Davis (U.S. State Highpoints)
White Butte (U.S. State Highpoints)
Granite Peak (Beartooth Range)
Tempest Mountain (Beartooth Range)
Harney Peak (U.S. State Highpoints)
Hawkeye Point (U.S. State Highpoints)
Gannett Peak (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Marcy (Adirondacks)
Mount Sunflower (U.S. State Highpoints)
Black Mesa (U.S. State Highpoints)
Jerimoth Hill (U.S. State Highpoints)
Night Cap Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Denali (Mount McKinley) (Alaska Range)
Mount Shasta (California County Highpoints)
Cathedral Peak (Yosemite National Park)
Aconcagua (Aconcagua Group)
Taum Sauk Mountain (U.S. State Highpoints)
Grand Teton (Teton Range)
Boundary Peak (Nevada) (Nevada County Highpoints)
Sonora Peak (California County Highpoints)
Stanislaus Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Relief Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Hoosier Hill (U.S. State Highpoints)
Campbell Hill (U.S. State Highpoints)
Torreys Peak (Colorado 14ers)
Kelso Mountain (Front Range (CO))
Volcán Irazu (Costa Rica Volcanoes)
Kilimanjaro (Seven Summits)
Guadalupe Peak (Guadalupe Mountains National Park)
High Point (New Jersey) (Kittatinny Mountains)
Saurian Crest (Sonora Pass Area)
Pluto Dome (Tuolumne Meadows - Logistical Center)
Lembert Dome (Yosemite National Park)
Volunteer Peak (Yosemite National Park)
Whorl Mountain (Yosemite National Park)
Keyes Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Watchtower (Sonora Pass Area)
Panorama Point (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Whitney (California County Highpoints)
Humphreys Peak (U.S. State Highpoints)
Ebright Azimuth (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Mansfield (Green Mountains (Vermont))
Half Dome (Yosemite National Park)
Craig Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Snow Peak (Yosemite) (Sonora Pass Area)
Chittenden Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Timms Hill (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Arvon (Huron Mountains)
Bear Mountain (Southern Taconic Range)
Mount Greylock (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Frissell (Southwest Shoulder) (U.S. State Highpoints)
Mount Hood (Cascade Volcanoes)
Pico de Orizaba (Mexican Volcanoes)
The Buttress (Wind River Range)
Miriam Peak (Wind River Range)
Charles Mound (U.S. State Highpoints)
Pilot Mountain (Eastern States Climbers Peak List)
Center Mountain (Sonora Pass Area)
Wells Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Hawksbeak Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Ehrnbeck Peak (Yosemite National Park)
Matterhorn Peak (SPS Emblem Peaks)
Little Haystack (Twin & Franconia Ranges)
Mount Lafayette (Twin & Franconia Ranges)
Mount Lincoln (Twin & Franconia Ranges)
Mount Elbert (Colorado 14ers)
Big Sam (Sonora Pass Area)
Schofield Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Camelback Mountain (Phoenix Mountains and Neighboring Ranges)
Forsyth Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Haystack Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Grizzly Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Katahdin (Katahdin Group)
Molo Mountain (Sonora Pass Area)
Kennedy Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Tower Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Granite Dome (Sonora Pass Area)
Black Hawk Mountain (Sonora Pass Area)
Leavitt Peak (Sonora Pass Area)
Mount Washington (Presidential Range)
Mount Rainier (Cascade Volcanoes)

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