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My outdoor experience began when I was 18 and participated in a three week sailing expedition on the coast of Maine. From that introduction I continued pursuing the outdoors in the American Rockies, Sawtooth Mountains, Superstitions, Dragoons, Sierra Nevada, Appalachians, and am now settled in the Green Mountains.

Over my decade of experience I have completed multiple Outward Bound Wilderness expeditions, instructed for OB USA, earned a Bachelors in Outdoor Education, become certified in rock climbing, avalanche rescue, whitewater kayaking, rafting and sea kayaking.

My passions are teaching other people in the outdoors, mountain biking, rock and ice climbing, and hacking away at electronic hardware and software.

Drop me a line if you need a partner in the Northeast.


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comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
Training for climbing is a fine book on the subject, if you're serious about improving your fitness this is a great place to start.
Dec
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comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
For people who want a great rundown of climbing fitness, and studies about why it works please check out the following book "Performance Rock Climbing". amazon.com/Performance-Rock-Climbing-Dale-Goddard/dp/0811722198
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answered What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
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Dec
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comment How can I improve my footwork while rock-climbing?
You should check out some climbing forums to find partners and routes in your area, see who will link up with you for some sport routes. rockclimbing.com supertopo.com/climbing/forum.php
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Nov
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comment How can I improve my footwork while rock-climbing?
Where do you live? Sometimes there are local crags that aren't well known which could suffice for slab climbing. Do you have a climbing shop or gym near you?
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revised Is there a large difference in WFA (Wilderness First Aid) programs?
Clarified certification comment
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comment Is there a large difference in WFA (Wilderness First Aid) programs?
Right on thanks for the update, it's tough keeping track of the moving targets of acceptance and certifications.
Nov
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comment Preferred way to wrap someone with Hypothermia?
Yep this is how it is taught in wilderness medicine circles, only improvement would be to add hot water filled nalgenes within the "burrito".
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answered Is there a large difference in WFA (Wilderness First Aid) programs?
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comment Is there a large difference in WFA (Wilderness First Aid) programs?
Also please add Wilderness Medical Associates, they were the first wilderness medical school in the USA and the first to be accredited. wildmed.com
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answered How can I improve my footwork while rock-climbing?
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