Overview of my outdoor accomplishments, gear & background.
Leadership & Certifications:
Troop 72 High Adventure Chairman, Retired Scout Master
Emergency Medical Technician, 10 years, Retired
Camping & hiking:
15 years of camping experience ranging from back country trips in Denali to ultra light backpacking on the AT. My camping includes solo trips and large groups with gear to support myself through both.
I hike 13-20 miles a day depending on terrain and difficulty. My typical hiking trips include 3-4 day section hikes along the AT or day trips in the north east to bag peaks and work on the New England Top 100 list.
I started winter mountaineering in 2015. Since then I have summit numerous 4,000 footers in winter and consider myself an advanced enthusiast. Examples of winter ascents include Liberty, Flume, Moosilauke, Hancock + South Hancock, & Jefferson.
I started ice climbing in 2016 and have completed three days of climbing with IME/IMCS. My 2018/2019 season goal is to expand my skills through practice and group trips. I have hard shell boots, crampons, technical ice axes, a harness, helmet, ATC, and a moderate amount of dynamic rope.
I’ve been indoor climbing on and off for year. I am comfortable and experienced belaying, but have not set up top ropes or anchoring from scratch. My 2019 summer goal is to expand my knowledge in these areas. Specific to gear, I have all the basics - a harness, helmet, chalk bag, ATC + carabiners, and shoes. Completed AMC anchor building workshop May 2019, instructed by John DeAngelis.
I have a good level of fitness. My typical week includes weight training and moderate cardio [2-3 mile run].