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Male, 48 years old

San Diego, California, United States

Power = 47 (Vote Weight = 66.88%)

Occupation: Navy Surgeon

Partner Details: Looking for potential climbing partners to make ascents via moderate routes in the Cascades.

A Few Words: The reasons people climb are diverse, ranging from a simple satisfaction at physical exercise to a single minded need to find ever harder and more punishing problems to solve. The central theme is one of testing the self to a greater or lesser extent at whatever level of the game we choose to play it. In the sense that it is unnecessary to play this game at all, climbing is a useless activity; in the context of discovering oneself, testing the limits of one's ability, exploring the boundaries of fear, determination and endurance, climbing is a means of self fufillment and a source of great satisfaction. The other delights of climbing as a way of life, the enjoyment of an outdoor environment, the simplicity of expedition life, the pleasure at being physically completely fit, are all bonuses beside this central theme.

Joe Tasker, Everest The Cruel Way

Photo at right: Alabama Hills, CA

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Sharkfin Tower (North Cascades)
Mount Winchell (Palisades)
Mount Foraker (Alaska Range)
Mount Tyndall (California 14ers)
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East Face/ East Face Direct (Mount Tyndall)
Northwest Ridge Flagged as needing updates (Mount Tyndall)
North Face (Buckner Mountain)
Southeast Ridge (Sharkfin Tower)
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Sharkfin Tower (Sharkfin Tower)
Sahale Peak (Sahale Mountain)
Boston Peak (Boston Peak)
Mount Buckner (Buckner Mountain)
Forbidden Peak (Forbidden Peak)

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Mountains & Rocks (16)
Kilimanjaro (Seven Summits)
Lone Pine Peak (John Muir Wilderness)
Mount Russell (California 14ers)
Crystal Crag (John Muir Wilderness)
Basin Mountain (John Muir Wilderness)
Mount Muir (California 14ers)
Boston Peak (Washington Top 100)
Buckner Mountain (Washington County Highpoints)
Sharkfin Tower (North Cascades)
Sahale Mountain (Washington Top 100)
Forbidden Peak (Washington Top 100)
Mount Hood (Cascade Volcanoes)
Mount Shuksan (Mt. Baker Scenic Byway)
Mount Langley (California 14ers)
Mount Whitney (California County Highpoints)
Mount Shasta (California County Highpoints)

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