Thank you for starting this conversation – great introductions! It’s great hearing about all the training and adventures.
I’m Keith Brown, a flat-lander living in Huntsville, AL. I’ve taken considerable time off from any significant adventures and training. My work does get me traveling outside the US, but nothing mountain-related. I’ve been ramping up my fitness over the last year, preparing to hit my bucket list over the next five to six years. I’ve climbed Rainier several times, including a winter expedition seminar, leading to an incredible experience on Denali. I’ve also have some history with exciting mountain adventures – all in “another life.”
I’m heading to Peru late June on a fundraising event with friends for a 75km trek ending at Machu Picchu. January I’ll head to Argentina for the trek to Aconcagua. Really looking forward to both trips.
Some intermediate and long-term goals include:
EBC trek (perhaps visiting a few of the other neighboring base camps),
return with friends to Denali (I’ll need guides willing to go at a more “gentlemanly” pace!),
leading up to some more challenging adventures in the Himalayas. You gotta have a vision!
As life permits, I’d like to do a few long hikes in the US and Europe. Some of these trips will be made as fundraisers in the name of a fellow soldier.
If you are thinking of or planning a trip and looking for travel/training buddies, I’m all ears!!
I’ve reached out to a few folks I can find on Linkedin. It would be great to start a UA MTG Alumni group email chain or Facebook page to keep in touch with everyone, especially long term, to share adventures.