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On the North Buttres of Pagoda, RMNP, July 2008


Male, 32 years old

Golden, Colorado, United States

Power = 3 (Vote Weight = 1%)

Occupation: Trash Man

Dream Climb: Eternal Flame on Nameless Tower. Also, another attempt for Illamani. Then, Grand Jorasses, Alpamayo, Denali, Shivling, Ama Dablam, Taulliraju, and Kosciuskoâ??s ski lift.

Climbs that have influenced my life:: Mt Yipslon (age 9) Longs Peak (north face, age 14) Huayna Potosi, 2000 Killimanjaro, 2001, Elbrus, 2002, Longs Peak (solo, under a full moon), 2005 Grand Teton, 2005 Speahead, 2006, Notchtop, 2006, 2007, Petit Grepon, 2008

Why I donâ??t climb Coloradoâ??s 14erâ??s (other than Longs):: I believe the thousands of people who focus solely on a list of mountains that hold some arbitrary number attached (14,000), most of which are ugly, uninspiring choss piles, lack vision and do not fully understand the beauty of climbing mountains. They â??tickâ?? off the peaks like some score card, and do not climb for themselves. â??Peak Baggersâ?? are not mountaineers; they are glorified, ego-driven tourists who have strong legs but a weak heart.

A Few Words: I climb mountains. Often, I'm alone.

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Kilimanjaro (Seven Summits)
Terra Tomah Mountain (Rocky Mountain National Park)
Huayna Potosi (Andes 6000m Peaks)
Apache Peak (Indian Peaks (CO))
Elk Tooth (Indian Peaks (CO))
Mount Elbrus (Caucasus)

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