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Desert Solitaire
South Face of Charlotte Dome in a day without free-soloing? Yup, its possible! 11 pitches and 18 hours later, celebrating the summit at sunset with the Great Western Divide in the distance. Life is good. June 2007.

Desert Solitaire

Male, 33 years old

Kathmandu, Nepal

Power = 39 (Vote Weight = 63.64%)

Occupation: Anthropologist, Adventurer, Agent of Change

Website: http://www.transformundo.com

Partner Details: I love all forms of outdoor fun. Looking for partners with sound judgment, reason, and a capacity to challenge themselves. Hiking/tradclimbing/peakbagging/bouldering/lakeswimming... its all good with me, as long as its either 1) challenging, 2) rewarding, 3) or novel. For climbing, I lead trad comfortably up to 5.10a, prefer cracks over high-angle slab. Some find it strange that I sometimes call stumbling over miles and miles of talus to summit a peak "fun."

Mountaineering Goals: 1) return safely; 2) have fun; 3) reach the summit..... and yes, in just that order.

A Few Words: Currently cycling across the Americas. Departed Los Angeles, CA on November 30, and hoping to reach Patagonia sometime by 2009.

Along the way, have climbed Citlatepétl (5,636 meters), Rucu Pichincha (4,797 mts), Cotopaxi (5,897 mts), Illiniza Norte (5126 mts), and Chimborazo (6310 mts).

Looking forward to more climbing in the coming months in the Cordillera Blanca, the Cordillera Real, and Aconcagua sometime in Jan/Feb 2009.

If you live anywhere en route from California to Patagonia, or if you will be traveling anywhere en route, or if you just want to drop a line, I would love to spend some time and share stories. My bicycle and I - wanderers, adventurers, and messengers of love...

are riding South!

Happy Trails,



- the High Sierra and Yosemite
- Expedition Cycling
- multi pitch trad climbing (lead up to 5.10a)
- peakbagging and mountain climbing (especially remote SPS peaks)
- bouldering (up to V6)
- long dayhikes (Goddard, Clark, Devil's Crags, etc.)
- Sierra history and mountaineering lore
- Wine. yes. lots of wine.

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Tunnel Vision (White Rock Mountain)
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Anti-Ego Crack (Yosemite Valley - Logistical Center)
Munginella (Yosemite Valley - Logistical Center)
Pot Belly (Yosemite Valley - Logistical Center)
Turkey Pie (Yosemite Valley - Logistical Center)
Sloth Wall (Yosemite Valley - Logistical Center)
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Great White Book, Stately Pleasure Dome (Tuolumne Meadows - Logistical Center)
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