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Posted by trailrunner747 on Aug 1, 2006
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Date: Anytime
City or Place: Santa Clarita
Skill Level: Intermediate
Categories: Hiking, Mountaineering
Partner Status: Want Partners


I am a very avid outdoorsman and i love to do any kind of hiking, backpacking, and fishing. I am looking for a partner to backpack or mountaineer with who has a lot of experience. I want to get into winter mountaineering and i am doing a Mt. Whintey climb in late SEptember. Please contact me if you are looking for a faithful partner who will not flake.


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trailrunner747Re: partner


hey man, thanks for leaving me a comment. Im into anything that involves backpacking and hiking. I've been backpacking for at least ten years and it is my "bread and butter". I have a good amount of endurance and can usually hike up too 7-10 hours a day. I want to start into winter mountaineering so if you have any experience i'd love to go with you some time.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 9:04 pm

TonyPadillaWinter Mountaineering


I wouldn't suggest to anyone to "get into winter mountaineering." Avalanche hassles aren't worth it. You're better off chasing mild weather through the various seasons--in other words, climb alpine in the summer and desert peaks and spires in the winter. Spring time is for Yosemite and fall is good for places like Zion, Red Rocks and alpine couloirs.
Posted Jan 26, 2008 11:54 pm



I am open to doing some mountaineering and hiking. I'm in the Pacific Northwest and there are lots of peaks around here I still haven't done.
In the last 2 months, I've summitted 4 volcanos: Mt. Hood, Shastina, Shasta, and Mt. St. Helens.
I'm not an expert climber, but can do glacier travel.
Volcanos I haven't done yet: Baker, Shuksan, Glacier, Olympus, Jefferson
Posted Aug 1, 2006 2:24 pm

trailrunner747Re: partner


Hey, thanks for the comment. I am a beggining mountaineer but experienced backpacker. I would love to have a partner who is skilled and educated in mountaineering. I have high endurance and am easily teachable. Please write back.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 9:09 pm

sloggmeisterRe: partner


I don't think I'm advanced enough to be a teacher. Most of my climbs have been guided, or very non-technical. I have had some training however. To get your basic glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills, I would highly recommend taking a course like the Alpine Ascents 6 day course. You learn a lot in 6 days.
That doesn't mean that I wouldn't hike with you. There's lots of non-technical routes I'd feel comfortable going up.
Posted Aug 3, 2006 5:15 am

TonyPadillaRe: partner


1) Buy and read "Mountaineering Freedom of the Hills." 2) Buy an ice axe (no crampons) and learn to use it. 3) Become very confident on scrambling exposed Class 3 rock. 4) Do Mt. Baldy from Manker Flats as a winter day hike/climb. Don't do this until 5-7 days AFTER a storm--screw avalanche conditions. Do this between now and May. 5) Do Independence Peak this June in dry early summer conditions as a day "Scramble." (Learn The Mountaineers definition of "Scrambling" online.) 6) Do Mallory or Irvine in mid June. After this, you'll know far more than you do now and your own list will already have you salivating for peaks that are appropriate to your taste.
Posted Jan 27, 2008 12:16 am

dang133Looking for a fellow outdoor bum.



I'm new in town and I'm quite the mountain bum. I'm not into technical climbing, but I'm for any kind of hiking you can think of (especially Alpine hiking).

Feel free to shoot me PM or email me.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 8:48 pm



Hey check out my profile and let me know if you'd be interested in a palisade ridge traverse....Shane Smith
Posted Jun 8, 2008 12:31 am



I'm a beginner as well and I'm right around the corner from you. I'm looking to having some fun, make friends, and learn a lot! I have plans to climb Mt. Rainier next winter season. Shoot me a message if you want to go hiking around here so we can meet.
Posted Apr 17, 2009 5:44 pm

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