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Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton

Male, 84 years old

Falls Church, Virginia, United States

Power = 16 (Vote Weight = 48.16%)

Occupation: retired geographer, Dept. of State

A Few Words: Since I read Richard Halliburton's books sixty five years ago at age 14, I have been fascinated with mountains. I climbed most of the famous peaks of the West and Mexico before I was 21 when I went to Europe in the army and got to the top of the Matterhorn (pictured here) and Mont Blanc. Since then I have climbed in the Andes (Huayna Potosi, Vallunaraju, Huascaran) and done two treks in the Nepalese Himalayas (Everest Base Camp, Muktinath-Kali Gandaki-Annapurna Sanctuary). People who look up to mountains are mostly idealists and dreamers. I've never met a bad person on a mountain. On October 10, 2012 (10/10/12), I turned seventy nine. I'm doubly lucky in all respects.

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Mt. Timpanogos (UT) (Wasatch Range (South))
Grand Teton (Teton Range)
Tryfan (Snowdonia/Eryri)
Huayna Potosi (Andes 6000m Peaks)
Pikes Peak (Colorado 14ers)
Guagua/Rucu Pichincha (Cordillera Occidental (Ecuador))
Mount Aire (Wasatch Range (Central))
Mont Blanc (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Mount Olympus (Wasatch Range (Central))
Popocat├ępetl (Mexican Volcanoes)
Mount Whitney (California County Highpoints)
Pico de Orizaba (Mexican Volcanoes)
Ben Nevis (Europe's Highpoints)
Mount Rainier (Cascade Volcanoes)
Iztaccihuatl (Mexican Volcanoes)
Nevado de Toluca (Xinantecatl) (Mexican Volcanoes)
El Misti (Volcanoes of Arequipa)
Lone Peak (Wasatch Alpine Ridge)
Broads Fork Twin Peaks (Wasatch Cottonwood Ridge)
Vallunaraju (Cordillera Blanca)

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