Mountaineering With The Mazamas

The first goal of 2018 was to get into the Mazamas BCEP (Beginner Climbers Education Program).  I’m currently halfway through the 8 week course and have been loving every second! I'm inspired by all the mountaineers I've met so far and can't wait to join them on climbs this summer.

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Summiting the Mountain in my Backyard

Heart racing in my chest, full of trepidation and nervous energy, I stare up in the dark toward the peak that's too far away to see in the weak light of a new moon from the Timberline parking lot. I can see tiny little pinpricks of light steadily bobbing and twinkling as the bodies they're attached to steadily advance up the slope.

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Aspiring Wild Woman Warrior

The travel itch is completely, 100 percent, absolutely, my parent's fault. Growing up as a military brat meant lifting up our roots and moving to a new state every few years. Then, when I was 10, we got stationed in Germany and wound up staying put for a whopping six years - the longest we'd ever settled anywhere. 

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