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I'm a physicist modeling air pollution and global warming.
I'm passionate about software and the environment.


Dec
18
asked Are headaches a bad sign at altitude?
Dec
16
awarded  Civic Duty
Dec
16
comment What is this knee pain when going downhill?
I am not a doctor. But I have found a solution to my knee pain (which I think might be the same area): a lot of leg strength exercise. If my quads are strong enough, I can walk down hill (with a heavy pack on), landing heel first. This takes the pressure of my knee, and I can walk faster. Again, I am not a doctor.
Dec
13
comment Rock Climbing - Beginner's Guide for Quick Improvement?
@bhekman I forgot to mention the mental game. ESPECIALLY if you want to climb outdoors. Work on your fear. Put some serious effort into maintaining focus when you're in a tenuous position or are very tired. The more effort you put into this, the better you'll climb.
Dec
11
comment Why does my belay device have two holes?
Rapelling. You will put both sides of the rope into your device when you rapel.
Dec
11
comment “Must Have” in a starter Trad Rack
A friend once told me that you shouldn't buy any gear until you know what climb you're doing, then buy the gear for that climb. (As a starter, a set of nuts costs little more than a single cam. So I just bought a set of nuts.)
Dec
11
comment How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
Bonus points to anyone that can answer this question for rock climbers. There's nothing worse than trying to climb on frozen fingers.
Dec
10
comment Rock Climbing - Beginner's Guide for Quick Improvement?
Finger boards are key. If you follow a plan, and are careful to not over-train or hurt yourself, fingers boards lead to Fast Gains. Be careful and be smart. But finger boards are key.
Dec
10
comment Rock Climbing - Beginner's Guide for Quick Improvement?
Let's get started. Work on your crack-climbing technique. Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker are the experts: Episode 1: vimeo.com/40346006 Episode 2: vimeo.com/40353764 Episode 3: vimeo.com/40367819 Episode 4: vimeo.com/40358544 Episode 5: vimeo.com/40654007 Episode 6: vimeo.com/40733001
Dec
9
revised Rock Climbing - Beginner's Guide for Quick Improvement?
edit for clarity
Dec
9
answered Rock Climbing - Beginner's Guide for Quick Improvement?
Dec
9
comment Rock Climbing - Beginner's Guide for Quick Improvement?
Work on your finger strength training first, then on your technique, then on your core strength, and then very last you can work on your general fitness.
Dec
9
revised What is the fastest style of sled?
minor grammar edit
Dec
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awarded  Self-Learner
Dec
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Dec
3
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Dec
2
revised How do I mount a hangboard in an apartment?
cleaned up the grammar
Dec
2
revised What is the fastest style of sled?
cleaning up my answer: word choice
Dec
2
revised What is the fastest style of sled?
Minor edit: fixed my last edit, to make this more clear.
Dec
2
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