Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Dramatic plot twist: I'm not from Vail!
I know, who hasn't heard that line in this little town? I hail from
the East Coast- born and raised in one of the most dangerous
neighborhoods of one of the most dangerous cities in the US.
Somehow I've convinced someone to give me a job 1700 miles from
everything I know.
I've been chasing down adventures for 2+ years. I've done a lot of
mountain biking, road biking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and alpine
skiing. I've also dabbled in caving, toprope, bouldering, ice
climbing, backcountry skiing, and whitewater kayaking.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
At this point I'm effectively running a ski shop. I'm making a name
for myself with VRI, but I need to play in the mountains!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...trekking into a wilderness far from home, while under-equipped,
alone, and in terrible conditions. I've endured pretty hostile
conditions and I moved to Colorado to find something to challenge
The first things people usually notice about me
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Different people notice different things... Let's go with average
strangers. Strangers usually notice that I "dance okay for a white
boy" or they notice that I'm on a trail that's "so dangerous we
don't put it on maps anymore" or "that guy is riding his bike
pretty damn fast."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies? Star Wars is number one, it basically raised me. For recent
movies, Grey and Django Unchained are definitely the best movies
I've seen in a long time. Shows? Firefly makes first place, and
I've never met someone who hated it. Music and food? My favorites
are always outside.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) my bikes!
2) friends/family/awesome people
4) a good adventure
5) all my gear for a good adventure
6) plans and rules so I have things to ignore
7) fucking up lists on purpose (see "6")
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...how I can fit an ice scramble/peak-bagging/snowshoeing day into
my work schedule. Also how I can afford to buy a plot of land
within commuting distance to a place with jobs and build myself a
little house/cabin. Also how I can fit 4+ bikes, climbing gear,
mountaineering gear, and at least one kayak in/around the little
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friday nights are for organizing all my gear last-minute so I can
get that "alpine start" on Saturday. Early bird gets the adventure!
And by "Friday" I mean "that day before I have off," which is never
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't understand how my staff look at me and say things like
"that's my boss" with a straight face.
You should message me if
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...you can hold a decent conversation on topics about serious
social issues, you have a good idea for an adventure, and/or you
want to swap daring and heroic tales.
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