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About Colin1984

  • Birthday 03/01/1984


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    "Retired" Vandwelling Minimalist
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    Northbend, WA

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  1. Thanks guys. I'll compare these other options for sure.
  2. Just wondering if anyone here has experience with Uphill Athlete's coaching program or other virtual coaching. I'd really like to hear any firsthand feedback as I consider this rather expensive option (cheapest is $350/month). Sounds crazy to me when you consider their 4 month minimum, but then again how much have I spent on ultralight gear and how much better of an alpinist has it made me? If Alex Honnold and Cody Townsend are being coached by UA, why shouldn't I consider it? Is there a better/more meaningful value out there somewhere? Another virtual coaching or in-person program that won't break the bank? I don't compete, but I'm serious about training for PNW objectives next summer. I've read Training for the New Alpinism and I like the taste of that kool-aid. All you crazies pulling long C2C missions while I'm carrying my bivy kit around........I wanna be a crazy too.
  3. Hello to all three of you. 32yo climber here. Newbie to snow/ice but competent at multi pitch trad. I am taking a glacier skills and crevasse rescue class over memorial day weekend and doing a guided ascent of mt. shuksan in June. By then I expect to be a solid partner for some attempts at some moderate routes. Really looking to get after it this summer as this may be my last season in the PNW for a while. Baker, Hood and Rainier are objectives of mine as well.
  4. Just moved to Seattle from Colorado. Fell in love with climbing there where I had excellent mentorship in multi pitch trad and had the privilege of climbing lots of classics in Eldorado canyon and Red Rocks, NV. My lead limits are 5.10 sport and 5.8 trad. My passion is for adventure and route finding as opposed to difficulty. I am drawn to some of the more remote areas of the PNW as opposed to waiting in conga lines for popular sport routes on Saturday. Not opposed to spending more time backpacking to the objective than actually climbing it. Looking for a SAFE partner of similar ability level or perhaps someone more experienced in snow/ice than rock and hopefully we can learn from each other. I don't mind teaching if you have something to teach me as well. I work mon-fri but I have the flexibility to take time off for planned trips. I have full trad rack and am currently acquiring mountaineering gear. PM me! Thanks. Colin
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