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Jeremy McLain

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  1. I'm putting together a group of climbers and adventurers in the area around Clark County, Washington. My circle of climbing partners has been slowing growing since I started climbing in early 2018, but not quite fast enough. I've found that it requires a large group of potential partners in order to reliably find partners of a particular level for a given weekend and weather window. I'm looking to expand my circle and meet more people. I don't exclusively climb. I do a number of human powered outdoor sports at some level, but alpine climbing has been what I've been working the most on in the past couple years. I also fly fish, kayak (oceans, rivers, and lakes), backpack, ski, run, rock climb, and occasionally bike. Things that I've done once or twice but would like to get into more include: whitewater kayaking, kayak fishing, ski mountaineering, packrafting, and maybe mountain biking. My climbing plans in the near future include climbing all of the major peaks in the cascades. I plan on doing eight alpine climbs this year, including two ascents of Rainier. I may do Denali as early as 2022 if I can put together the right team. I know there are tons of adventurers in Portland, Oregon, but I'd like to see who is on my side of the river. I haven't met many climbers in the Vancouver area, but there must be some right? If you live in Washington State, in and around Clark County, let me know what you're interested in and your background. You can direct message me on this site and send me your contact info and I'll send you mine. I'll add you to my list of contacts and reach out to you for upcoming adventures. I work weekdays so most of my adventures center around weekends. Each year I spend, on average, 70 days and 30 nights on some sort of outdoor adventure, other than regular fitness activities at home, and I intend to increase that as I get older. I don't expect everyone to be that active, but you can expect to get regular invites from me. There will never be any pressure to go. Just to be clear, this invitation is to adults of all ages, races, origins, genders, orientations, religions, philosophies, beliefs, and backgrounds. You only need to have a love of adventure, a pleasant attitude, and a level of fitness and technical skill requisite for the activity at hand. A bit about me: I'm a married 37 year old father of three smaller adventurers, ages 10, 11, and 12. You'll have to get to know me in person to learn the rest. Drop me a note and let's get out there! Jeremy
  2. Mexico or Ecuador climbing

    Good point. I've read that you can get a taxi, bus, or even hire a driver to Puebla and Tlachichuca for pretty reasonable. Less than $100 to hire a driver and probably much less for a bus. I wonder how much a rental car would cost for the trip?
  3. Mexico or Ecuador climbing

    @Need2Climb I'm headed to Orizaba and probably one other peak in the area over 4-5 days including Thanksgiving and that weekend. My wife has already agreed to let me miss Thanksgiving this year so long as she doesn't have to spend it with my side of the family. It's a win-win. I never use guides if I can help it. I just research the heck out of my trips and put a lot of prep into them. So far I have one tentative partner. My plan is to go cheap as possible. I like the flexibility of the rental car idea, but only if I can split it between 4 people. It would need to be a 4x4 for the drive to Orizaba. I also posted on your Alpine Dad's thread. You seem to have many of the same plans as me this year. Feel free to PM me. Maybe we can work things out.
  4. Alpine Dads wanted

    I'm 37 and live in Vancouver WA. My kids are ages 9 (boy), 10 (boy) , 12 (girl). I'm always looking for capable people to climb with in the alpine until my kids are old enough to be those people. I've been ticking off the all the major peaks in the Cascades for the past year (Hood in Winter and Spring, Helens 3 times, and Adams so far). My plans for this year are Baker, Rainier, Adams again, Helens again, Bailey, and Orizaba (Mexico). I'm having trouble finding dependable partners for these longer trips so hit me up if you can stick to a date.