I hope this blog becomes a useful resource, but of course that requires me to actually have information on here. I am working on content the next couple of days, and will have a lot of stuff for here.
An update on the trips for this year, and my training goals. The end of June, I will be in Washington to attempt my first mountain climb, and hope the Mt. Rainier allows me the opportunity. In order to get there, I am embarking on a more intense strengthening and aerobic routine. Also, I am planning two mini-trips as preparation. I am taking a local ice climbing clinic, through Vertical Endeavors, later this month. And in March, we will be Colorado for a few days of additional ice climbing training. My hope is to learn more skills and become more comfortable on the type of terrain with the correct tools and gear.
- January 2013 – Ice climbing training through Vertical Endeavors
- March 2013 – More intense training in Ouray, CO, through San Juan Mountain Guides
- July 2013 – Attempt Mr. Rainier, near Ashford, WA, through RMI
In between there, I will be snowshoeing, lifting weights, and completing 4 hours on the treadmill each week. At 38, I realize a couple limitations, but refuse to listen to any more than that. I have always had big goals and dreams, but seem to find excuses for not pursuing them. Not this time. The mountains are calling me, and I see larger mountains after this, on the horizon, that silently beckon to my inner being.