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About spionin

  • Rank
    the reverend
  • Birthday 08/26/1980

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  • Occupation
    scientist
  • Location
    seattle, wa
  1. CC.com Traffic Decrease?

    'SUP! I haven't visited for a few years, and bam - what a fantastic topic of discussion I just ran across. I don't use social media. Like I've written before, the focus on playing gotcha and trying to demean posters based on whatever the peanut gallery wanted to dissect, was just soul sucking. It really became a very negative experience. I had to ask why I bothered "sharing" if I was just going to get made fun of. But also, I haven't been posting because 1) I finished grad school and had to get a real job, and 2) children. It's hard to explain to them that they should just sit still and watch for falling ice while mama does a few pitches in below-freezing weather. Go figure. My current activities include thing that my 6-yo and 3-yo can participate in, like skiing and mountain biking. I hope to eventually get back to sending some 5.6s.
  2. 2016/17 Ice Conditions

    ...and those who find time to climb make the drive to Banff
  3. I am totally intimidated! And in awe! well done!
  4. An ode to Frenchman Coulee

    Absolutely none some of the camping at Banks lake is regulated by fish + wildlife, but most of the traffic is from boaters, not climbers. It does stay pretty busy from spring to fall. And they check for camping and parking permits way more diligently than at Vantage. And if you count Methow valley, too. http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/public_conduct_rules/designated_campgrounds.pdf
  5. Canadian ice?

    ...looked thin this morning. Pretty, accessible (bring chains for the logging road), but certainly not WI3-4 in current conditions.
  6. [TR] El Capitan- Yosemite - Zodiac- June 2014

    damn, beautiful story! congrats on the climb! can't wait for my son to surpass me at, like, everything
  7. Fantastic! What an awesome vacation for the family. And thank you for the valuable beta!!!
  8. R.I.P. Liz Daley

    This is so sad. I've never met her, but it seemed like every report she wrote just screamed "I love my life!". Word "suffering" was not in her lexicon. What a human. Gallons and gallons of IPA to you, Liz.
  9. wow! always wanted to do that. congrats! how did you manage to hit 45+ mph with the trailers???? i tour with my bob yak, and i would not recommend going above 25 or so because it gets rolling faster than the bike, starts shifting side-to-side and being VERY scary to ride with.
  10. [TR] Alaska - Cassin Ridge 6/14/2014

    really excellent writing. honest about the challenges, full of stoke... this was truly great to read. thanks!
  11. skis!

    alex- many thanks for the advice and great pointers! now i'm even more stoked.
  12. blum to watson traverse, video

    ah yes, Mr. Refined
  13. [TR] Yosemite - The Nose 5.9 A2 6/3/2014

    awesome climbing, funny re-telling, celebrity sightings, and great pics (...except for this umbilical cord(alette) one. wtf?) what an awesome report! happy birthday!!
  14. Seattle Pubclub

    ah, looks so fun! well, now that i have defended and submitted my thesis, i think i'm ready to re-enter the society. i'll try to make the next one!
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