Creating this topic for everyone in the May 2022 mountaineering group to introduce themselves and share any goals / trips you are planning for, as well as where everyone is based.
I’m Stephanie, a consultant based in Washington DC (I find 1’000+ ft elevation gains where I can) and I spend my time running, hiking, and climbing, all as part of my training for bigger adventures in the mountains. I recently summited Aconcagua in Feb 2022, and Mt. Rainier last July 2021, but want to continue to build my endurance and strength to tackle other mountains more comfortably (e.g., being able to carry more weight – I’m fairly petite so I’m always fighting against my height/size factor). Happy to talk about any of those experiences. I’ve also done some mountaineering in Ecuador, and backpacking / hiking all over Patagonia, where I used to do research on sustainable development and the intersection of conservation, tourism, and other industries.
My current adventure plans/goals:
May 21: Half marathon with 1,000′ elevation gain
June 22-29: Yosemite hiking (and maybe climbing?) – looking for others to join on some full day hikes!
July 30-Aug. 9: Kilimanjaro expedition, potential to tack on Mt. Kenya
Oct. 30: Marine marathon – will be my first!
Dec 2022 (TBD): Cotopaxi/Chimborazo or another Andean climb in Peru. Currently scoping out options and would love any suggestions.
Jan. 1: Mt Washington, NH
Let me know if anyone wants to join for some hikes in Yosemite, or out here on the East coast!